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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: Anything
By Tony Swash on 9/27/2013 7:15:29 PM , Rating: -1
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Yep, because Windows XP going for an order of magnitude what iOS7 did more than a decade ago is too weak.


You still think Windows sales define big in the OS market. How quaint.

Windows XP sales, first three days: 300,000 boxed copies through U.S. retail channels

Windows XP sales, including OEM licenses, just over two months after launch: 17 million

Windows XP average sales per month after launch period approximately 8 million

Windows XP sold around around 400 million over it's lifetime and probably ran on 800 million PCs at it's peak several years after it's release. It is now declining rapidly.

Windows 7 sales, first six months: 100 million

Windows 7 sales from October 2009 launch to June 2010: 150 million

Windows 7 sales in less than two years: 450 million

Windows 8 sales in a little over two months: 60 million

Windows 8 sales, first six months: 100 million

iOS current installed base 700 million

iOS devices updated to iOS7 in first week: 200 million.

Proportion of iOS devcies running iOS6 after less than one year: 93%

Estimated number of iOS devices this time next year: one billion plus

Estimated proportion running iOS7 in one year 90%+

Do the maths - Windows is no longer the measurement of largeness in operating system. Neither is it the measure of commercial largeness, Apple's iPhone business on it's own is bigger than the whole of Microsoft.

Windows is yesterday. The lights are slowly fading on the Windows PC era, they probably won't go out all together but they are going to get awfully dim.


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
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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
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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...


"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner














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