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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 according to Fox News.
"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.
"+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
"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."
"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."
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