Remove capacitor default loading screen

I’m trying to set up an Ionic 4 React app with Capacitor. I’ve added a custom splash screen to my assets in iOS, and the screen loads.

However, there’s still this annoying white screen with a capacitor? icon that loads BEFORE the custom splash screen loads. It doesn’t appear that the plug in settings have any impact on this “default” screen. Setting the plugin delay time to zero completely removes my splash screen, but the capacitor screen still loads.

What I’d like to be able to do is nuke this capacitor screen altogether. When the app launches, my splash screen should be the first thing the user sees.

Is there any way to do this? If not, there certainly should be.

Update: On further testing, the “capacitor” screen only appears when loading on an iOS simulator. It works as expected on a physical device. Annoying, but not sure if it’s a but in the simulator or ionic/capacitor.