These settings seem to do nothing at all on iOS:
<preference name="StatusBarOverlaysWebView" value="false" />
<preference name="StatusBarBackgroundColor" value="#ffffff" />
<preference name="StatusBarStyle" value="default" />
(the status bar still overlays the app window and colors are not changed)
I need to do this to get the intended effect:
This behavior is not obvious to me from reading the documentation.
As there's a workaround with dynamic settings, it's not a showstopper, but the drawback is that the dynamic setting is not done until Cordova is ready, so there's some "jerkiness" to the UX.