Apple iOS 7 Causing Motion Sickness for Users

While designers are bemoaning the aesthetic merits of Apple’s new operating system, some users are experiencing a different kind of upheaval. The new animation and parallax scrolling is making users sick, literally.

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Unfortunately, there’s no way to turn off the animations to make the symptoms go away. One lucky AT&T customer was able to trade in an upgraded phone for a new phone without the new operating system:

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According to some users, the animations will affect those with Ménière’s,  labyrinthitis, or Neuro-Ocular Vestibular Dysfunction. Whatever the cause, let’s hope Apple introduces a fix soon.

For those who suffer from visual vertigo, I would advise on not upgrading until there’s a way to remove the animations completely.

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