Navigation bar pushes view down

I came across recently a problem where I had a UITableView just below the navigation bar of a UINavigationController. Even though they aligned perfectly in the storyboard, the simulator showed the table view as if pushed down with the exact size of the UINavigationBar.

The solution was to uncheck “Translucent” checkbox in the “Navigation bar”

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