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

bcam117

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May 1, 2012
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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.
 

ideal.dreams

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Jul 19, 2010
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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.
 

afsnyder

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Jan 7, 2014
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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.
 

mgipe

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