When you use Apple's free header views for your sections (and add text for a title), does anyone know what is going on behind the scenes? Is it just a regular UILabel? The reason that I ask is because I had to write some custom section headers with my own labels. I made the labels with a clear background so that the textured table background shows through. It seems like my table isn't scrolling quite as fast as it used to. Is there any other way to show that textured background behind my label while keeping the label opaque? Is this what is going on when you use Apple's section views?