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iOS 7 Makes Some Users Sick

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While plenty of people seem to like the new interface in Apple’s iOS 7, others say it makes them sick — literally. At the Apple website, they’re complaining about nausea and headaches.

ZDNet’s Charlie Osborne reported, “After upgrading Apple devices to the latest operating system, iOS 7, users have reported feeling physically ill because of navigation animations. A number of users have taken to Apple forums to complain about the new OS update, saying that zoom and motion effects have resulted in nausea, headaches, hurting eyes, dizziness and motion sickness.”

The Register quotes one forum commenter, who wrote, “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.”

Salvador Rodriguez with the Los Angeles Times added, “Many others agree with the original poster, and have asked Apple to allow users to turn off the feature. Some have also posted saying they went through the trouble of downgrading their device back to iOS 6. One user even posted about opting for a device that still ran iOS 6.”

CNET’s Don Reisinger explained, “iOS 7’s design was built completely from the ground up. The operating system’s color scheme is simpler and a new parallax feature allows users to feel as though they’re head on with the display even as it’s being tilted in different directions. The new operating system, which was conceived by the company’s design guru Jonathan Ive, also has new zoom functions to access applications. Although zoom functions will likely remain in place with no ability to modify them, the parallax option can be mitigated from the Accessibility menu in iOS 7. Upon choosing ‘reduce motion,’ users should be able to turn off the parallax function.”

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