SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system is making some users sick, with iPhone and iPad users reporting that the software is giving them motion sickness.
iPhone and iPad owners have taken to Apple's forums to whinge about the issue, claiming that iOS 7's new parallax and zoom features are causing severe motion sickness. Users are reporting that in addition to motion sickness, iOS 7 has caused vertigo, nausea and headaches due to its new motion features.
One user 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."
Another complains, "After I updated my phone I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used it Now I see I am not along. I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now feel like I'm going to vomit."
The INQUIRER can report that after using iOS 7 via the developer beta for some months, and downloading the real thing earlier in September, we have not thrown up yet.
Those who are not getting along with the parallax effect can reduce the feature's visual effects in iOS 7 by navigating to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. However, those suffering due to the new motion and zoom affects in iOS 7 cannot switch these features off without downgrading to iOS 6.
It's not clear whether Apple is planning to do anything about this problem, and it has not commented on the reports. µ
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