I’ve had a day with the iOS 5 notifications bar now and I’m split. Half the time I’m delighted that it fixes one of the stupidest issues with the iPhone by putting notifications all in one place.
The other half of the time, I’m furious that, in order to find anything out, I have to keep on pulling down at the top of the screen.
I don’t know if I’m sold on it.
It is *nice* to see, for example, Instagram notifications collected in one place. It’s good to have somewhere to view upcoming calendar entries. I do think that it would be far more useful to have this information surfaced on the main screen of the phone. I do wonder if the Apple obsession for UI neatness has resulted in a bit of a fudge.
I could go either way on it, I really could.
How are you finding it?