Apple's iOS 7 May Cause Motion Sickness
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple's new update to its mobile platform, iOS 7, is making users sick, according to reports.
While some people reported hatred for its primary colors and skinny fonts, some users are reporting that its zoom function and parallax animations are causing vertigo, nausea and headaches, according to the Apple user forums.
"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 Ensorceled.
"I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I'm going to vomit," wrote Knphoto10.
Others reported vertigo, headaches, dizziness and motion sickness. Several users reported wishing they hadn't upgraded from iOS 6, or that Apple should go back to those animations.
While some suggested "Reduce Motion" in settings, but that only seems to affect the shifting parallax view effect, not the zooming feature
, according to The Verge.
So far, Apple hasn't released an official comment on the issue, although the thread on the Apple user forums has grown to 10 pages and 137 replies. Fixing the animation or zooming feature won't be an easy feat for Apple, although it could make it easier on itself by letting users downgrade back to iOS 6. However, we don't think that's likely either. Let's hope the tech company has a quicker and better solution.