Hey Mac R, do you think parallax affects 5s battery life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Knockoutjosie, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    I am starting to think it does. went on a day of testing no parallax then the next day with parallax and got another hour of usage. of course I was not doing the same things as before but it was worth a try.
  2. pmau macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2010
    You mean it moves the circles around even if I'm not looking???

    Honestly, no. It's just moving a layer below the icons. It's a rather cheap bltmap copy operation.
  3. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    I would be surprised if it mattered. The effect is basically offsetting the scan lines based on feedback from the gyro. The display is scanned constantly so the power required to offset the memory locations would be minimal relative to the display itself.

    Minimizing how often the radio is active along with screen brightness is the way to conserve power. Look at talk time versus movie time, it's easy to see the radio uses the most power.
  4. adamj575 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2011
    im wondering the same thing, ive got it disabled just because im a battery nut and want the absolute best i can get...but i wonder if it even matters

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