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I took the dive and upgraded to 6.0.1 so I can answer for myself that the notification bar is still absent in the 6.0.1 lockscreen. I really dislike the lack of status bar on the lockscreen. I like the lockscreen much better than the notification boxes that take up a lot of space and are poorly thought out in how they are presented.