Apple recently released iOS 7.0.3 which came with plenty of improvements and bug fixes. One of those improvements is to the way we can reduce motion and animations in iOS 7. If you prefer raw speed over fancy animations, this one's for you!
Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
Now tap on General.
Tap on Accessibility.
Choose the option for Reduce Motion and turn the option to On.
That's all there is to it. Not only does iOS not have movable backgrounds anymore, transitions are also sped up to simply fade in and out. This results in much snappier response times when jumping into apps and back out.
Give it a try and let us know how it works for you in the comments!