After 5 Years, Apple Is Bringing Back the Battery Percent Indicator on the iPhone. Why It’s Going to Make Your Life So Much Better

After 5 Years, Apple Is Bringing Back The Battery Percent Indicator On The Iphone. Why It'S Going To Make Your Life So Much Better - Getty 897614806 510559

Last week, Apple rolled out the most recent version of its iOS 16 beta, and it almost broke the internet. That’s obviously a bit of an exaggeration, but it definitely seemed like it if you paid attention to reaction online. 

That’s because Apple added back the battery percentage indicator in the status bar five years after it disappeared. If that doesn’t seem controversial to you, it’s probably because you don’t care about beta software and don’t spend all of your time on Twitter–both of which are totally normal ways to live your life. 

Even if that’s the case, you should care about the change because it’s going to make your life so much better. First, however, I should mention that since this is a beta version of iOS, Apple could still make changes or it might choose not to include the new design at all. I hope it does because it’s so much better than the current version.

First, let me just say that if Apple includes the new version exactly as it is in the public release this…

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