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Navigating apps and graphic animations are making people feel nauseous

Apple's new operating system iOS 7 is making people sick. No, seriously -- they're actually getting physically sick. 

According to a new report from The Verge, some iPhone and iPad users who switched to iOS 7 are experiencing symptoms like headaches and nausea from the rapid motions when navigating the OS. More specifically, swiping through the apps and looking at certain graphic animations have caused problems. 

IOS 7 users are taking to Apple forums to voice their experiences. For instance, in the Apple Support Communities forum, user Ensorceled posted "The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS 7 are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache. It's exactly how I used to get carsick if I tried to read in the car. How do I turn them off?  Do I have to revert to 6?"



In the same forum, a user in another thread asked how to turn off the iOS 7 navigation animations because it's making them dizzy. Some people have even complained about severe vertigo, according to Huffington Post

Users, unfortunately, cannot go back to iOS 6. The only real "solution" is to go to Settings>General>Accessibility, then find "Reduce Motion" and turn it on. 

However, this doesn't completely fix the problem. It takes care of the parallax effect, but doesn't get rid of the quick zooming. 

We'll have to wait and see if Apple releases an additional fix for the issue, or at least controls that minimize the quick motions. 

Source: The Verge





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IOS making people sick?
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 9:52:33 AM , Rating: 4
That is one feature they didnt copy from WP8, WebOS and Android. ;)

Maybe people are just "looking at it wrong".




RE: IOS making people sick?
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/27/2013 10:32:05 AM , Rating: 5
Remember. if anyone else has OS-induced motion sickness, Apple invented it! And they will sue!


RE: IOS making people sick?
By GulWestfale on 9/27/2013 10:57:53 AM , Rating: 2
maybe they should invent a special $39 cover tat also doubles as a sickness bag. iSick, they could call it.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By BZDTemp on 9/27/2013 2:34:30 PM , Rating: 2
so iSick for iSheep. Maybe Apple will make an iPill for that:-)


RE: IOS making people sick?
By Souka on 9/27/2013 3:41:15 PM , Rating: 3
my company iPhone4 is still rocking iOS6... co-workers upgraded their 4/4s/5.... most are having issues, including the issue in this article.

I'll just stick with iOS6 for now...


RE: IOS making people sick?
By luv2liv on 9/27/2013 3:43:29 PM , Rating: 2
if it works, dont fix it.
most people upgraded the OS and then reallize they cant downgrade and their phones are good as a piece of rock. ios7 is for iphone 5s.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By Samus on 9/28/2013 1:52:58 AM , Rating: 2
If your iPhone 4 isn't a 4s I'd leave it on OS6. OS7 will make it crawl. Remember OS5 running on 3GS? Yeah, that all over again.

I don't understand Apple pushing OS's to devices that can't run it. It's just a marketing ploy to say "our OS market isn't saturated."

Google could have supported ICS/JB on older 600MHz Gingerbread devices, but why punish the end-user?


RE: IOS making people sick?
By OoklaTheMok on 9/28/2013 9:37:07 PM , Rating: 2
Rather than saturated, I think you meant fragmented...

<snark>

...and rather than "why punish the end-user?", should be "why punish the user more than we need to in order to convince them to go out and buy a new Android device?"

</snark>


RE: IOS making people sick?
By PitViper007 on 9/30/2013 4:10:14 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, as a iPhone 4 user (company issued), I went ahead and made the switch to iOS7. I find that the phone is actually MORE responsive than it was on iOS6. Not sure why that would be, maybe that iOS7 is actually less graphically intense than iOS6 and can run better on the lesser hardware of the 4? Again, I'm not sure, but that's been my observation.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By Kiffberet on 10/1/2013 8:08:51 AM , Rating: 2
You, sir, are talking out your ass.

I have a iPhone 4 with iOS7 and it is just as responsive as iOS6.

The iPhone5s loads slightly quicker, but the responsiveness between the 2 phones and OS's is not noticeable.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By ViewRoyal on 9/27/13, Rating: -1
RE: IOS making people sick?
By Argon18 on 9/27/13, Rating: 0
RE: IOS making people sick?
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 12:54:36 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... OK, but irritated ("I'm sick of this stupid interface!!!")and nauseated ("I'm gonna puke")are 2 different things entirely. ;)


RE: IOS making people sick?
By ritualm on 9/27/2013 1:01:22 PM , Rating: 2
I must admit, however, that it's amazing to see a company successfully replicate the side effects of common recreational drugs in a single software release. And, depending on where you live, it's cheaper than buying those drugs!


RE: IOS making people sick?
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 1:37:24 PM , Rating: 2
RE: IOS making people sick?
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 6:09:56 PM , Rating: 3
I must have posted the wront tab... This is the link

http://www.slashgear.com/ios-7-waterproof-hoax-goe...


By Monkey's Uncle on 9/28/2013 10:33:01 AM , Rating: 2
Ooooo. Does that mean if I could somehow put iOS 7 on SGS4, it would become waterproof? Cool! Never seen an OS that could do that!

If iOS 7 didn't make people sick, I would look into porting it to Samsung hardware :D


RE: IOS making people sick?
By nikon133 on 9/27/13, Rating: 0
RE: IOS making people sick?
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/27/2013 4:40:52 PM , Rating: 3
Kidding aside though, motion sickness from fast moving images or flashing lights really is a known issue for may people.

For instance I cannot play FPS games for this very reason and if you take me into an imax theater with a roller coaster movie, chances are I will be ready to toss my cookies by the time the movie is finished.

The problem is related to a mild form of epilepsy where fast moving images and lights can cause very mild seizures that feel a lot like motion sickness.

While doubtful that iOS 7 would trigger something like this in me, I have no doubt at all that there are folks out there with more severe forms if this affliction.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By Motoman on 9/27/2013 6:18:41 PM , Rating: 2
When I was going through GUI design class back in the day (we had to make our own GPFs...up hill...both ways...), we had it pounded into our heads not to put red text on top of a blue background, or vice-versa, because apparently that's a great way to induce seizures.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By lantzn on 9/27/13, Rating: 0
RE: IOS making people sick?
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 7:50:22 PM , Rating: 2
Lol. I ran through it on an iPad too and didnt notice any issues, but i did use my fingers.


RE: IOS making people sick?
By kmmatney on 9/27/2013 7:59:32 PM , Rating: 2
This article was useful, though. Although I don't have any motion sickness problems, I did check the option to reduce the motion on my iPad 2 - doesn't really add that much to the experience for me.


Anything
By Flunk on 9/27/2013 9:59:44 AM , Rating: 5
This just goes to show, people will come up with reasons to complain about anything.




RE: Anything
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 10:35:24 AM , Rating: 3
"This just goes to show, people will come up with reasons to complain about anything."

I don't like the negative nature of your post... ;)


RE: Anything
By testbug00 on 9/27/2013 11:06:53 AM , Rating: 5
Yes, because getting sick from something on a phone that you cannot toggle on and off is an irrational complaint.

Physically being affected by one of the built in functions of your phone because of added animations you cannot turn off? Just random complaining, TOTALLY!

-Q

P.S. it is not a silly complaint, it is very valid, and good.


RE: Anything
By Tony Swash on 9/27/13, Rating: -1
RE: Anything
By ritualm on 9/27/2013 1:24:23 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
bragging rights about "biggest software release ever"

Yep, because Windows XP going for an order of magnitude what iOS7 did more than a decade ago is too weak.

Keep that pathetic Apple PR spin coming, Tard Swash.


RE: Anything
By Tony Swash on 9/27/13, Rating: -1
RE: Anything
By nikon133 on 9/27/2013 9:03:05 PM , Rating: 2
You are comparing OS sales with free download.

In that light, I will point that Java already runs on 3 billion devices, which, by same standards, makes iOS, OSX and Windows as significant as sheep poop.

Or maybe we should consider actual circumstances.


RE: Anything
By Tony Swash on 9/28/2013 9:36:41 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
You are comparing OS sales with free download.


No. I am comparing OS adoption rates in response to a comment arguing that the Windows XP adoption was the the biggest/fastest blah, blah.

quote:
In that light, I will point that Java already runs on 3 billion devices, which, by same standards, makes iOS, OSX and Windows as significant as sheep poop.


Only if your technical knowledge was so poor that you could confuse a programming language with an operating system. This discussion is about operating systems and their adoption rates.

quote:
Or maybe we should consider actual circumstances.


Cryptic. OK - I will bite. What does that mean?


RE: Anything
By retrospooty on 9/28/2013 11:49:32 AM , Rating: 3
"This discussion is about operating systems and their adoption rates."

No, this discussion was about people having problems with iOS 7. You, as usual, try to derail the discussion and make it about adoption rates. Do you actually think no one sees through you? it couldn't be more obvious. The only thing that puzzles me is how you act as if its not obvious.


RE: Anything
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/28/2013 10:26:44 AM , Rating: 2
Much as it pains me to say this, I have to agree with Tony here (OMFG!!)

Comparing a programming language implementations to several operating systems is pretty pointless. I would have to ask you though --- how many operating systems do you knof of are implemented in Java?

Now you want to compare programming languages to something, how about Java to C#, C, C++, COBOL, RPG II, and some of the other programming languages?

In any case, what does this have to do with Apple's iOS 7 causing nausea (topic)?


RE: Anything
By themaster08 on 9/28/2013 2:49:08 AM , Rating: 2
What relevance do your posts have to the topic? None, other than to circumvent it and point the attention elsewhere. Jobs would be proud.

So every time an issue appears with Windows, I can just say " Meanwhile, in the real world, there are over 1 billion Windows users". What does that have to do with anything? It doesn't, just like your ridiculous posts in this article.

Go away you shill.


RE: Anything
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/28/2013 10:29:44 AM , Rating: 2
Now to give Tony his spank. What does that post have to do with complaints of iOS 7 causing nausea?

Are you trying to divert the topic as per your usual style?


RE: Anything
By Tony Swash on 9/28/2013 1:48:42 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
What does that post have to do with complaints of iOS 7 causing nausea?


Context.

iOS7 was the biggest software launch in history with over 200 million users in the first week. A dozen or so are reporting vertigo when using it.

This is apparently very important to iPhobes who are keen for any bad news about Apple (and bad news about Apple is very elusive) or any of it's products even though they don't own any Apple products and despise Apple's customers.


RE: Anything
By retrospooty on 9/28/2013 3:11:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
What does that post have to do with complaints of iOS 7 causing nausea?


Deflect, evade, divert, done.

FTFY


RE: Anything
By OoklaTheMok on 9/28/2013 10:15:50 PM , Rating: 2
Just like AntennaGate was the users fault...


RE: Anything
By retrospooty on 9/27/2013 1:44:25 PM , Rating: 2
"If only iOS was 'open' like Android, instead of fiendishly closed, we iPhone users could relax and enjoy the enjoy the benefits of the Android style sedate OS updates instead of all this frenzied rushing."

Yes, that must be what is keeping Android from dominating the market. OS updates. Google should stop supporting more than ONE resolution, and one chipset and one phone per year, and SD, NFC, HDMI,keyboards, multiple vendors, multi window support, multi user support, wireless charging, Widgets, large ones, small ones, medium ones, high end ones, low end ones, mid range ones. They should just do one phone one way that lacks features so they can get OS updates.

Gee it kind of sounds stupid when you put it that way.

Go home.


RE: Anything
By inighthawki on 9/27/2013 11:08:09 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think this is really one of those "came up with something" things. People are legitimately getting motion sickness, how is this not a valid complaint?

It seems a bit amazing that it culd do that with only a handful of simple animations, but it's far from grasping at straws...


This is why I disable animations everywhere.
By quiksilvr on 9/27/2013 9:48:52 AM , Rating: 4
Be it Windows, Android, whatever. I always turn animations off because they are just a waste of time, power and resources on any system. I just want to click it and have it appear. No nonsense, no bullsh|t.

I hope they give an option for people to disable animations in an OS update soon.




By Breakfast Susej on 9/27/2013 10:17:04 AM , Rating: 3
I always found it hilarious how you can set the animations in KDE to be so long that you could have a coffee while you wait for a window to open.


RE: This is why I disable animations everywhere.
By kwrzesien on 9/27/2013 12:01:46 PM , Rating: 3
Welcome to Office 2013, now there are animations in how typing appears.


By chripuck on 9/27/2013 1:33:56 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, it's awful!


RE: This is why I disable animations everywhere.
By luv2liv on 9/27/2013 4:50:53 PM , Rating: 2
im still using office 97. works great! loads up so fast, under 1 second with my SSD drive. if you dont like 2013, sell it. get office 97 for dirt cheap on ebay


By Cerin218 on 9/27/2013 6:38:05 PM , Rating: 2
I heard Office 97 works FLAWLESS with the docx and xlsx formats...


Vomit
By valkator on 9/27/2013 11:13:32 AM , Rating: 3
I think I am going to drink some syrup of ipecac and walk into an apple store and start to vomit after a few minutes looking at an iphone with ios 7. Because... why not?

Come to think of it, I probably don't need the ipecac if I am going into an apple store.




RE: Vomit
By inighthawki on 9/27/2013 12:02:47 PM , Rating: 2
I know I would need something pretty strong just to get myself to go into one.


RE: Vomit
By ritualm on 9/27/2013 12:57:56 PM , Rating: 2
Food-flavored candy drops i.e. simulated beer, curry rice, or pancake.


They're holding it wrong!
By bug77 on 9/27/2013 11:14:49 AM , Rating: 2
After updating to iOS 7, aren't users supposed to hold them under water?




By Monkey's Uncle on 9/28/2013 10:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
That is what this seems to imply:

http://www.slashgear.com/ios-7-waterproof-hoax-goe...

(thanks for the linky retro)


Apple opportunity
By SpartanJet on 9/27/2013 2:35:17 PM , Rating: 3
iSaltines and iGingerAle. Charge $50 for each accessory to your new iOS device.




Not surprised
By Motoman on 9/27/2013 10:27:44 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
No, seriously -- they're actually getting physically sick.


Apple, and the Macolytes that worship at that altar, have made me sick for decades.




Dear iphone users:
By Salisme on 9/27/2013 11:53:35 AM , Rating: 2
You're looking at it wrong.




IOS
By amagriva on 9/30/2013 2:59:56 PM , Rating: 2
I-PUKE




Off topic but pretty cool
By Tony Swash on 9/28/2013 6:42:26 PM , Rating: 1
A timeline of the history of the World Wide Web

http://webdirections.org/history/




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