Increase contrast reduces touch latency?

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  1. kockgunner, Oct 27, 2013
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    kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone noticed that if you go to Accesibility and Increase Contrast that the touch response of iOS 7 becomes a smudge more responsive? It feels scrolling is less floatey and feels more like iOS 6.

    Also if you reduce motion, swiping between homescreens is much faster.
     
  2. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    Just feels the same on my iPhone 5 with 'Increase Contrast' enabled.
     
  4. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm on an iPhone 5.

    Try flicking between two home screens quickly. With animations and contrast reduced it tracks with your finger faster. It feels like the 5s I felt in stores. It seems the 5 isn't able to handle the effects in iOS 7 but opts to have a slightly less touch sensitivity to make it look good.
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Wrong.
    The A6 is a powerhouse. Sure, the A7 is faster but the A6 is no slouch.
    This statement would be appropriate for the aging Apple A5 chip or the old Apple A4 chip.
    iOS 7 is not the best optimized iOS, that why it feels sluggish.
     
  6. irDigital0l Guest

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    Its worthing noting that only the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 have an A6/A6X chip.

    It seems Apple has moved onto the A7. Its more future proof than the A6.
     
  7. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    1) The iPhone 5c and the 5th Gen iPod Touch still use the Apple A6 chip. And the iPhone 5c was launched just one month ago...
    2)That does not prove anything.
    Every year they move their high-end devices to a new chip...
     
  8. irDigital0l Guest

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    iPhone 5c is basically the iPhone 5 and the 5th gen iPod touch does not have the A6. It has the A5 chip.
     
  9. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Hm. I can neither agree nor disagree, because I'm on a 5s... Going to visit an Apple store soon maybe I get to play with a 5c. Hope to get results there.
     
  10. kockgunner thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Although the A6 is impressive, the A7 is two times faster and have a dedicated M7 processing chip. I'm just putting things out there, but maybe the blurs and constant accelerometer polling may take a toll on the processor. I have no doubt the A6 can render the same iOS 7 effects as the A7, but it may even be that Apple lowered the touch response so the battery life doesn't take a hit.

    Either way, when I turn off contrast and motion effects, the response feels like I remember in iOS 6.
     

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