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 sure
Hide during application launch is still checked, to support previous OS versions.
2) In your Info.plist file, add
View controller-based status bar appearance and set it to
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!