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#1 Hum

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 22:52

“Apple’s new operating system is making me nauseous and giving me a headache - just like when you try to read in the car,” says one user.

Others complain of “vertigo” when apps “zoom” in and out - and say that using iOS 7 devices has left them feeling ill for days.

Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system has been downloaded 200 million times - and some users are complaining that the animations make them seasick - or worse.

“Just had a long chat with Apple support,” one disgruntled user said on the Apple forums. “Apparently there is no way to turn off animations.”

Once installed, it is extremely difficult to uninstall from iPads, iPhones and iPods - and iOS 7 comes pre-installed on all new iPhone 5C and 5S models.

Ironically, one of its main “selling points” was its simplified look - the icons on the page are “flatter” and simpler.

“True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation—it’s about bringing order to complexity,” said Apple’s “design guru” Jonathan Ive, who worked with the team which created the software.

Apple does include an option to “reduce motion”, but this applies mainly to the “depth” effects on the main screens - not to the “zoom” effects when users open and close apps.

“"I had severe vertigo the minute I started using my iPad with iOS 7," said one user, quoted by tech site The Verge. “I thought I was going crazy today after I updated my phone and I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used it. Now I see I am not alone! I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I'm going to vomit. There has to be a way to turn this off!"

Apple has not issued any official statement on the issue.

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#2 Garnet H.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:00

 

 

“I thought I was going crazy today after I updated my phone and I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used it. Now I see I am not alone! I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I'm going to vomit. There has to be a way to turn this off!"

 

There is, the power button.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:02

Maybe stop staring at the screen 4 hours a day. :p



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:03

cue obligatory class action lawsuit.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:07

 just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I'm going to vomit.  

That seems like a pretty extreme reaction. Poor guy.  :/



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:10

I bet Microsoft sabotaged iOS 7 to make people sick when using it :laugh:



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:11

Oh come on...

 

What utter toss!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:16

You're operating it wrong.



#9 hagjohn

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:18

You're not looking at it right!  /s



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:22

How about going to the Accessibility settings and use Reduce Motion..jeez.



#11 OP Hum

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 23:22

Install Windows 8 ! :p



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 00:09

 

Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system has been downloaded 200 million times - and some users are complaining that the animations make them seasick - or worse.

 

 

How many is some? 5?



#13 McKay

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 00:15

How about going to the Accessibility settings and use Reduce Motion..jeez.

 

Doesn't that just get rid of the parralax effect? It says it's mostly the zooming in and out effects thats getting to people.



#14 spenser.d

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 00:15

It's just iOS syncing with your brain so Apple can really mine everything about you.  You get over it after a few days :p



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 00:26

Oh come on...

 

What utter toss!

This kind of thing is entirely possible, regarding the iOS7 animation.

 

I feel nauseated sometimes if I read something on my phone for a few minutes in a moving vehicle. Same thing for books or video games.

 

Otherwise it's fine if I'm not moving





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