Since the launch of the iOS7 software, which has been completely redesigned, customers have been complaining that it makes them sick.
Those that own iPhone’s and iPad’s are experiencing motion sickness, and at times vertigo, after having downloaded the new redesigned iOS7 mobile operating system, sources have claimed from various Apple product forums.
An iOS7 user complained on an Apple product forum, “The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS 7 are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache, it is exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car. How do I turn them off? Do I have to revert to 6?”
The new software incorporated fast moving animations on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The screen zooms in and out, when browsing through the different applications. Some people have described the 3D effect on the multitask functions to be nauseating.
Once iOS7 has been downloaded onto your phone, you cannot go back to the previous version of iOS6. Luckily their is a way to reduce the motion on your screen if it makes you sick, go to “Settings,” then “General” and then “Accessibility;” find “Reduce Motion” and turn it on.
A customer has complained that they were trying to get hold of Apple’s support line, but there were no representatives available to help. Apple has made it clear that iOS7 does not allow the users to turn off the motion effects on this software.
But, it has been said that these settings may not be effective. Reducing the motion, mainly intensifies some of the parallax effect, making the screen appear to have more then one layer. This video below illustrates it:
Also, the “Reduce Motion” option does not completely get rid of the zooming in and out, which is causing so many people headaches.
Most people are complaining about the zooming effects when opening and closing the applications or going into the multitask menu’s:
“I had severe vertigo the minute I started using my iPad with iOS 7,” writes Apple forum user glassrabit. “Lost the rest of the day to it.” Another user, nybe, writes, “I had to go home ‘sick’ from work because of the intense nausea due to using my iPhone with iOS 7.”
Michelle Barna, is not to sure if she should update to the latest version iOS 7, “I played around with iOS 7 on my girlfriend’s phone and I felt nauseous,” she told ABC News. “I’m a huge Apple fan and I haven’t made the update yet because of it.”
Maybe if Apple cannot fix this problem then application developers can help, like James Thomson, who is the creator of the calculator app PCalc. Thomson has created a function that aids in the animations in the iOS7 software of his PCalc application, perhaps something similar can be added for those having difficultly with the new animation and functionality of iOS7.
Written By: Landi Bezuidenhout