No frosted glass effect on panels?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by fillilutten, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. fillilutten
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    Im running ios 7 on ipad 3 and iPhone 4, installed GM seed manually from iTunes about a week ago. Non of them has the frosted glass effect. But my friend that installed ios 7 when launched, has - on his iPhone 4S, the frosted glass effect. Why is this? It looks so much better with this effect.

    Thanks in advance
    Filli
     
  2. C DM
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    As I recall iPhone 4 doesn't support some of the visual effects, like blurring/translucency, parallax, etc.
     
  3. dylzen
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    I'm quite sure it's disabled on iPhone 4 because of the older hardware and less processing power. I thought iPad 3 had all the graphics effects though...
     
  4. joejoejoe
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    Apple has unfortunately reserved this for iPad 4 and above, and iPhone 4S and above. You're one model behind for both.

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    iPad 3 isn't quite as sparse as iPhone 4 when it comes to these features, but it's not as full fledged as iPad 4.
     
  5. Stetrain
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    The blur/transparency effect is only on the iPhone 4S and above, iPad 4, iPad Mini, 5th gen touch.

    Older devices don't have the graphics power to run that effect.
     
  6. Carlanga
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    is because your iOS7 is more flat.... lol




    and older device
     
  7. fillilutten
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    Thanks all for your replays. Think it's so strange why they left it out on ipad 3! I understand the hardware restrictions in iPhone 4. But if the 4S can handle it the ipad 3 would definitely manage. Sad because it looks bad without the effect.
     
  8. zbarvian
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    Even on my iPad mini the keyboard isn't translucent, though everything else is. I think the keyboard looks way better without smears of random color anyways. Sometimes I wish I could pick and choose what is blurred and what isn't, because it helps overall performance and some elements look plain better.
     
  9. Stetrain
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    The problem is that the iPad 3 has a very large screen resolution compared to its processing power. The 4S has a much smaller screen resolution that it has to handle the effects on.
     

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