iPhone 14 Pro Status Bar Rumored to Include Classic Battery Indicator

Apple plans to bring the classic iOS battery indicator back to the status bar directly on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max, taking full advantage of the added screen space at the top of the display thanks to a new pill-shaped notch replacement.

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According to information shared with MacRumors and images posted on the MacRumors forums, Apple will bring back the classic iOS battery indicator to the status bar of the upcoming ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro, which will include the battery percentage and battery icon separate from each other.

While Apple brought the battery percentage back to the status bar in an iOS 16 beta, the battery percentage is placed inside the battery icon and is not separated from it due to limited space at the top of the display.

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iOS 16 battery percentage currently on iPhones with a notch

Alongside the classic battery indicator, Apple will rearrange other elements of the iOS status bar on the Lock Screen and notification center for the upcoming iPhones, including moving the cellular signal indicator to the left, according to the latest information.

It's unknown whether the classic battery indicator will be present in the status bar when the device is unlocked and in use, given the need to display the time on the left, reducing the overall amount of available width.

The latest tidbit is one of several new aspects of the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro iOS 16 experience we're learning about just days before Apple's "Far out" event. Earlier today, MacRumors reported new details on the always-on display experience for the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max, including the behavior of the always-on display and different design elements.

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Top Rated Comments

TVreporter Avatar
23 months ago
“It’s our best battery indicator ever and we think you’re going to love it!”
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DMG35 Avatar
23 months ago
I really wish we could get some type of status light up there. A blinking light for missed calls, emails, texts would be awesome.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mihirdelirious Avatar
23 months ago
So much COURAGE ! Wow !!
headphone jack to return in 2026? You heard it here first.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mojo1019 Avatar
23 months ago
A battery what? What is this witchcraft?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
23 months ago
We don’t have much time left. Excited to see all the changes.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
123 Avatar
23 months ago

This was always a first world problem since you could always drag down the Control Center shade to see battery life at a glance anyway. We are really in a period of aesthetics and refinements right now with the iPhone. The areas they can probably spend more time really is Siri and Maps.
Bitching on MacRumors is a first world activity in the first place, so why not do it about first world issues? There's a big difference between 20%, 10% and 1%, not having to perform additional guestures is a big improvement for those who find themselves in low battery situations often and want to see how much juice is left at a glance. (The iOS 16 indicator solves this issue already, though)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)