I don’t know if the great Loren Brichter IS responsible for the new Quick Bar in the latest update (v3.3) to the Twitter iPhone app, but I find it hard to believe he would suggest such a rubbish idea. Regardless of whether it was him, I find it hard to understand that a company that has produced (or at least recognised) excellent UI features like “Pull-to-refresh” would think that adding an obtrusive banner that displays information that no one is interested in would be a good idea.
So until Twitter recognise their mistake and release an update that allows us to disable the “Dick Bar” (as described by John Gruber) there are a couple of ways to get rid of it:
If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone you can follow use the Twizzler app by chpwn, or if you haven’t but still have the previous version (v3.2.2) in iTunes you can follow these instructions by Dan Wineman:
Uninstall Twitter 3.3. Sync. Drag Twitter 3.2.2.ipa from trash onto iTunes icon. Click Replace. Re-check in Apps tab. Sync. You’re welcome.