Does anybody else prefer the no-blur look on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by kmj2318, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    I was dissapointed when I found out that my iPad 3 wont be using blurs anymore; I don't really like how "Increase Contrast" looks. But I was pleasantly surprised that you can still see through the panes-of-glass like menus, just now without a blur. I think I might actually prefer the transparency over translucency. Jony Ive said that the use of translucency gives you a sense of your context, but I think transparency makes it even more true. The lack of blur makes the functional layers make more sense; you know that the menus are placed overtop. You can see what's underneath the menus if you try, whereas the frosted glass just looks mush, and it's annoying the way it flickers when scrolling.

    The only thing I don't like is that the keyboard is solid. I wonder if it would be too much trouble to make the keyboard transparent like the other elements. I think that would be nice.
  2. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    Firstly, the effect without the blur is known as translucent. It would be transparent if it was "invisible" (someone with better knowlege correct me if I'm wrong about this).

    About it looking better without the blur... I think it would look better with blur but more opaque like in beta 5 (but not quite as much opaqueness as beta 5).
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    The effect with the blur is translucent.
  4. iapplelove macrumors 68040


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    imo it looks awful especially control center .
  5. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    Don't like it either.:mad: Control Center is so awful with that beta.
    Notification Center doesn't look that good either and I think e.g. in Safari it is very irritating to see the text clearly behind the navigation bar.
  6. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    I know this. The OP differentiated between the effect with and without blur by calling one translucent and the other transparent when in fact they're both translucent.
  7. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    With blur without blur, I will always deactivate them cause it just drains battery and resources and ipad 3 without them is just perfect, no lag, it is actually better than ios 6, and this is on beta 4, I didn't try it yet on beta 5
  8. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I like the no-blur look. The blurred-look and transparency remind me of Window's Vista :p

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