Why does Apple include transparency when it clearly effects performance quite a bit?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bcam117, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. bcam117 macrumors member

    May 1, 2012
    Title explains it all. Try turning it off, you'll see certain things are now quicker, maybe don't stutter at all. This thread was at the top of /r/apple. I have noticed improvements in certain parts of the UI on my iPad Air. Why include this when it's clearly effecting performance. It's been quite a while since the effect was introduced with iOS 7 and although things have gotten better they're far from perfect (I'm sure people with 3rd gen iPads remember the hit to UI performance iOS 7 was).

    One of the reasons I got really into Apple products was the smooth UI experience. It was 2010/2011. Android was a joke at the time and seeing the iPad 2 on iOS 5/6 perform so smoothly compared to anything android really left a good impression on me.
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    That's what happens when you lose/fire people
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    According to Apple, it's supposed to give you a feel of your content as it moves behind the translucent menu bars and such as your scroll and swipe. Doesn't make much sense to me but I don't mind it.
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Because flat colors are so Windows Phone.

    My iPhone 5 runs iOS 7 and 8 graphically perfectly. The only stutter that still bothers me is when picking a wallpaper, the scrolling is a tad choppy. Also, the lock screen lacks optimization. There was a time during the beta process when pulling NC or CC from the lock screen wasn't slightly choppy.

    It's all about how they code it. The phones these days can handle the graphics extremely well. iPhone 5 and up at least, although some 4s are still pretty snappy.
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    Definitely for the best.
  7. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    Because it is a part of dodgy Vista-esque FX that makes up for flatness.
  8. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    What a difference that made on my iPad 3! That's for the suggestion.

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