Parallax effect

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  1. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    They don't, it creates the illusion that the icons are hovering above the background so it might give the impression that they are moving.

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    The icons move too? I didn't know that lol
     
  4. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they move, watch icons closely, they're getting closer to status bar when you move your phone. :cool:
     
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    Yep. For example, tilt your phone back and see that the gap between the top row and the status bar is much smaller.

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    And now after wriggling my phone around lot, only my icons are moving and not my wallpaper - like OP describes. I guess it glitches out every so often... Maybe a Reduce Motion toggle on/off or phone reset fixes it?
    edit: back now without doing anything.
     
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    And the whole thing is why you don't have a marketing department have an input on design cues. Cool for about 5 seconds, pretty much sums up most marketing sale points.
     
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    The parallax effect is kind of disappointing in my opinion. The iOS 7 Keynote made it look cooler than it actually is. Whatever...../parallax off.
     
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    Can you disable parallax?

    Seems just one more thing to use battery... like the silly shining volume sliders in iOS 6.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can turn it off. Since it uses the accelerometer that doesn't drain battery
     
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    Thankfully you can by turning on Reduce Motion in Accessibility settings.
     
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    You got an iphone 5? You lucky dog, a few weeks ago you were complaining about the performance on iphone 4.
     
  14. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought 4S on CL few days ago. I don't like iPhone5.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    The parallax effect is great if you jerk your phone around like a psycho every time you are using it.
     
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    The parallax effect is supposed to be gentle. Not something that jumps out at you with a flash and a bang, but something that presents a subtle, almost subconscious feeling of depth.
     
  17. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    Why?

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    It looks great on video.
     
  18. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    I found the shadows in iOS 6 to be more helpful when selecting a wallpaper of your choice it made most work, especially the thin black outline on the text under icons.

    Shadows were easier on the eyes and gave a better illusion of depth.

    Don't get me wrong, I like iOS 7 but Parallax is annoying after a while and does nothing for me to help with usability like shadows actually did.
     

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