Capacitor platform ready event

Simple question. When exclusively using Capacitor in an Ionic-Angular project. Do you need to wait for the platform.ready promise to resolve befor hiding the splashscreen en showing the statusbar?

Or can you directly put the splashScreen.hide() in the constructor of app.component.ts (not wrapped in the platform ready promise)

If so, is there any use for the platform.ready promise except for backwards compatibility reasons towards Cordova?