I took a screen shot but it won't let me directly upload from my iPhone but I have it on silent and I see nothing next to the clock. I don't know what this status thing is or how it helps but it looks like it does not have it
When you are in silent mode, there is a red indicator on the switch itself, just like before. Since there is a physical switch on the phone and not a software switch buried in a menu somewhere like Bluetooth is, do you really need an indicator on the screen? Seems simple enough to look at the Mute switch and see if it is red. You don't even have to turn on the phone/screen to see it.
There is no way to silence the phone besides the switch. So there is no need for a software icon. You would have too unlock then look to see if its silenced. Versus just looking at the switch....you can also just switch it off/on and a little popup tells you if its off or on.