Apple’s new mobile OS is making people cybersick. Users are reporting symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, headache and nausea, which are caused by the software’s dynamic background, high-resolution and 3-D impressions on the Home screen that make the apps appear to zoom in and out. The brain is tricked into interpreting the signals as movement when the person is not moving. Some users also experience eyestrain due to the parallax effect, and symptoms are even worse on the i-pad.
As uninstalling the software is not an option–iOS 7 comes preinstalled on all new iPhone models–users are scrambling to find other solutions like turning down the background and enabling ‘Reduce Motion’ in the Accessibility tab (I am still trying to figure out why motion is part of the software let alone set by default). Leave it to Kimmel to find a foolproof antidote.