Ooooops. Your bad, Apple. The new operating system [ iOS ] for Apple iPhones is having a VERY unpleasant side effect on thousands of users. It’s making them physically sick, nauseous, inducing a feeling similar to carsickness or motion sickness., Others report getting headaches. It seems the accelerated animated zoom on the OS when an app opens or closes is creating a reaction in some users similar which is to vertigo, creating a very undesirable side effect, [ mainly nausea. dizziness, and headaches ] and thousands of Apple users are sounding off about it. What’s worse, apparently going back to iOS 6 is no longer an option. THAT’S not good either.
The other option of course, would be to lay off using the iPhone for periods of time, but since that’s not likely to happen, Apple better find a solution, and quick. Seems there’s alot of really sick Apple iPhone users out there.
Re-posted from Foxnews.com:
Published September 27, 2013
The new iOS 7, unveiled at the 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference. (Apple)
Now that’s what you’d call a rotten Apple!
The latest software powering Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads overhauls the look and feel of the interface, and features a variety of new digital animations and effects. But many users claim the new effects are more nauseating than nice.
“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 car sick if I tried to read in the car,” wrote one iPhone user on Apple’s support forums. That thread has been viewed over 15,000 times and features dozens of similar reports of carsickness and nausea.
“Can’t stand to look at my phone screen anymore while opening/closing apps. I just close my eyes or look away.”
– An unhappy iPhone user
“+1 here. Have headaches and nausea for past 3 days. Can’t stand to look at my phone screen anymore while opening/closing apps. I just close my eyes or look away,” another user wrote.
Dr. George Kikano, division chief of family medicine at UH Case Medical Center in Ohio, told FoxNews.com those users are likely correct: the iPhone is making them carsick.
“There’s some validity to this, for people who are susceptible,” he told FoxNews.com. But it’s not the zoom animations that are responsible. It’s a new “parallax” function that causes the background of the phone to subtly move back and forth, a feature that leads to an effect not unlike car sickness.
It’s no different than being in an IMAX theater,” Kikano said. “The inner ear is responsible for balance, the eyes for vision. When things are out of sync you feel dizzy, nauseous. Some people get it, some people don’t, and some people get used to it.”
Other experts said the effect is somewhat different. Charles Oman, a former director at NASA who has studied motion sickness for over 15 years, told ABC News that he’s hesitant to call it motion sickness.
“It takes a couple minutes of sustained stimulation to activate motion sickness,” he said. “If it were an immersive environment, like a headset or an IMAX screen, then I can believe it, but it’s a little harder to believe on the small screens.”
Kikano has an iPhone 5S himself with the new software on it. His son is in medical school and works at Apple. Kikano noted that when Apple introduced the new parallax feature, the company added a new setting to turn it off.
By digging into the settings menu, a user can “reduce motion” of the new operating system, turning down the parallax effect on icons and alerts (the setting exists under the accessibility section of the general settings area).
For users suffering under iOS 7, there’s another solution however, noted by one user on Apple’s forums.
“I went to the AT&T store near me and traded in my iOS 7-infected iPhone 5 for a new iPhone 5 with old iOS 6 on it.”
See also Living With an iPhone 5s and iOS 7
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- iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7 (theverge.com)
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- iOS 7 Design Is Giving Some People Motion Sickness And Vertigo – Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com)
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- Is iOS 7 sickening people? (foxnews.com)
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- Suffered From Motion Sickness After Using iOS 7? You’re Not Alone (appadvice.com)
- iPhone, iPad users report iOS 7-related nausea – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com)
- IOS 7 Users Complain of Motion Sickness (dailytech.com)