iOS 7 apparently supports the Status Bar being hidden for some views but not others. To hide it for all views, do the following:
1) Make sureHide during application launchis still checked, to support previous OS versions. 2) In your Info.plist file, addView controller-based status bar appearanceand set it toNO. 3) You may need to "Clean" before building, (I did), but then your app should work as before: no status bar hanging over your views!