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Old Sep 28, 2013, 04:12 PM   #26
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Parallax is like a 10% cashmere sweater. You might notice it if you're super sensitive and it sounds good on paper, but it's ultimately useless and unnecessary. It's just a gimmicky way to get the word cashmere on the label. For Apple, it's a gimmicky way to tout an extra feature.
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 04:58 PM   #27
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Who actually stares at their homescreen long enough to feel sick?
For people prone to motion sickness (like myself), even the seeing it move briefly causes sickly feelings
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 06:35 PM   #28
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I turned mine off to preserve some battery life.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 04:57 PM   #29
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Turned it off on my iPhone to preserve battery life. I love it on my iPad.
I am prone to vertigo and headaches but no problem whatsoever due to parallax ...
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:24 PM   #30
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I kept it on for a while but I have some custom walls that line up with iOS elements that it messes with so I ended up turning it off.

I know I'm beating a dead horse but I REALLY wish we could see some user created dynamic walls!
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:35 PM   #31
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 07:47 PM   #32
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I don't mind it - but I have a question after reading some posts here. How on earth does parallax affect battery life? Serious question. I don't understand how it can have any impact at all. Can someone enlighten me?
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:04 PM   #33
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I don't mind it - but I have a question after reading some posts here. How on earth does parallax affect battery life? Serious question. I don't understand how it can have any impact at all. Can someone enlighten me?
Increased usage of the graphics processor.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:30 PM   #34
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...It's not really noticeable though unless you are really looking for it.
Yeah, it sort-of reminds me of this feature in iOS6: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1452744

Gimmicky, but not terribly useful.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:30 PM   #35
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:33 PM   #36
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The amount of battery drain from the feature is so minimal. It may takes 3 minutes off your battery a day. Telling people to turn it off to save battery life is a joke. Turning it off because it's useless is valid.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 08:57 PM   #37
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The amount of battery drain from the feature is so minimal. It may takes 3 minutes off your battery a day. Telling people to turn it off to save battery life is a joke. Turning it off because it's useless is valid.
Just asking but how do you know how much battery it uses? I would love to use it but shut it off because of the battery drain rumors.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:02 PM   #38
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Just asking but how do you know how much battery it uses? I would love to use it but shut it off because of the battery drain rumors.
I leave it on. I'm still at 45% battery life 34 hours after last charge.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:03 PM   #39
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I like it
About as much as a sprig of parsley on a plate of food

Wouldn't miss it if wasn't there but just a tiny bit of nice when when it is

If your lock screen/wall paper is kinda busy pattern it is much more noticeable
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:11 PM   #40
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I use it and enjoy it. Slight, subtle effect but pleasing to me. My battery life is fine so that doesn't worry me.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:14 PM   #41
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I dunno why but it's one of my favorite features on iOS 7. It just makes it a little more personal and detailed.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 10:10 PM   #42
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I am curious who actually keeps it enabled and why.
Why? If you don't see the point then turn it off. I leave it on because I don't see the point in turning it off. It's not the most important feature in IOS 7 to me but I don't dislike it either.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 10:28 PM   #43
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I have it on because its a new feature and I feel like I should lol. I do get the occasional issue when I leave an app or open the phone the icons or background snap a few mm into place(not sure how to describe it) that many other are having.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 12:18 AM   #44
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I have it on because its a new feature and I feel like I should lol. I do get the occasional issue when I leave an app or open the phone the icons or background snap a few mm into place(not sure how to describe it) that many other are having.
Having this issue as well. If all solved, I may try to turn it on again if no noticable impact to battery life
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 05:25 AM   #45
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I immediately turned it off. I like to run my phone slim: only running that which is necessary. Most location services, fetch, background app refresh, GPS and mapping, all turned off. No 3d or moving wallpapers. Airdrop off. Result: amazing battery life, still figuring out how many days I can go with normal use (phone, email, messaging, calendar, web).
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 05:35 AM   #46
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It's nothing more than a marketing gimmick. It's used heavily about the "depth of iOS7" As people have said, how long do you spend on your home screen, how long do you sit there moving your phone/ipad about to really notice it, and it's a totally useless "feature"

This sort of thing happens when you get the marketing department involved with the design process.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 06:06 AM   #47
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I finally turned it off yesterday for no other reason than it seems pointless and doesn't do anything useful for me. I would turn off some of the new transitions too if I could. All they seem to do is introduce a small but unnecessary delay.
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 06:13 AM   #48
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It was tuned on as the default and I did not even notice the "effect" untill after a few days of using it. Unless I really look and know I would never even notice.

And this is making people dizzy? LOL!
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 06:17 AM   #49
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Keep it activated on all my iDevices ... I like it. With an aircraft picture (climbing F-16) I use as background
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 06:20 AM   #50
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At first I had it enabled, then I turned it off..
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