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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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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...


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