No frosted glass effect on panels?

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

  1. fillilutten macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    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
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    As I recall iPhone 4 doesn't support some of the visual effects, like blurring/translucency, parallax, etc.
  3. dylzen macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2013
    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 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    Apple has unfortunately reserved this for iPad 4 and above, and iPhone 4S and above. You're one model behind for both.


    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 macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    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 macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    is because your iOS7 is more flat.... lol

    and older device
  7. fillilutten thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    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 macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    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 macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    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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