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With iOS 7, Users Are Sick of Apple…Literally!

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Apple’s entirely revamped iOS 7 operating system, heralded for being clean and offering many useful features, is also the cause of motion sickness, vertigo, and dizziness. While the clean looks of the iPhone’s and iPad’s mobile operating system, designed by famed Apple hardware designer Jony Ive, is far from an eye sore, iOS 7 is in fact causing eye pain for some users.

As reported by The Verge, Apple users are turning to the company’s forums to document the ill effects of iOS 7.

READ: 10 iOS 7 Features You’ll Hate

“The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS 7 are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache.” one user reported. “It’s exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car.”

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“After using it for two minutes, I felt nauseous,” another user added.

There are two things on iOS 7 that may cause users to feel motion sickness. The first feature is called parallax, and gives iOS 7 a 3D-like appearance like seeing the grid of app icons on a 3D display. The second thing is the way animations are handled when apps are opened, closed, and multitasked.

Fortunately, as to the parallax effects, those could be adjusted by the user. Users could go into their settings menu and “reduce motion” to reduce the effects. This would create a more 2D appearance of the app screen.

To do this, go to settings, tap general, open the accessibility menu, and then click on reduce motion.

Unfortunately, though, there is no way to reduce the animation motions when apps are opened and closed.

As of the time of this writing, there are 8 pages of comments on one particular thread about motion sickness induced by iOS 7. Unfortunately for customers who migrated from earlier version of the iOS operating system, there is no way to downgrade. As such, if you are susceptible to motion sickness and have not upgraded to iOS 7, we would recommend that you wait until Apple offers an official response to this matter.

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4 Comments

  1. Shazak

    09/26/2013 at 7:35 am

    Lol, that is so funny! I don’t even mess with iPhones anymore, it’s a closed system with no freedom to do what you want without Jailbreaking it, I hate that. So, I’m sticking with android, Android 4.4 KitKat is about to come out too!

  2. dperetti

    09/26/2013 at 3:55 pm

    « While the clean looks of the iPhone’s and iPad’s mobile operating system is far from an eye sore »
    Speak for yourself. It is an eye sore.

  3. Rob

    09/27/2013 at 8:31 am

    Go with Android, it’s a better OS but make sure you buy Nexus devices so you stay up to date, or you will regret your purchase.

  4. Iphone5Stobegone$$

    09/29/2013 at 10:00 am

    I got my iPhone 5s gold 64 gb and sold on eBay the same day for $2500.00 I was shocked as hell, that’s wen I realized people are crazy over a item I saw them going and I wasn’t sure but I listed 500 higher and sold same day!! I already have iOS 7 on iPhone 5 the 5s is the same to me I don’t care finger scanner so heck I pay 399 for gold 64 gb 5s made. $2100.00 profit not a bad day at the office:))

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