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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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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...


...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?"


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.

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