UIActivityIndicatorView should be shown on iPhone X

Number:rdar://36264381 Date Originated:03-Jan.-2018 12:27 AM
Status:Duplicate/35406029/Open Resolved:
Product:iOS + SDK Product Version:11.2
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
The iPhone HIG (https://developer.apple.com/ios/human-interface-guidelines/controls/progress-indicators/) states that "On all devices except iPhone X, a network activity indicator spins in the status bar at the top of the screen as networking occurs". So the iPhone X doesn't show the network activity indicator at all.

IMO, there should be some sort of network indicator on iPhone X, too. In a previous iOS version (a Simulator beta?) I noticed a horizontally bouncing line (~ 50 pt wide) that was displayed in addition to the usual status bar icons. IMO that was a great idea and I don't understand why it didn't make it into the current release.

Not displaying the network activity indicator at all is a bad solution because it requires developers to either abandon it completely or to provide alternative solutions just for a single device (device fragmentation).

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