iOS 7 You are Making Me Sick. Really
|Richard Harris in iOS Friday, September 27, 2013|
"I felt nauseous. It's the same way I feel when I use spaces on my Mac. Which is a feature that can be turned off. I hope Apple creates a way to disable this in a future update."
"I thought I was going crazy today after I updated my phone and I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used it. Now I see I am not alone! I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I'm going to vomit."
"I'm now going on day 3 of total nausea. At first I didn't want to believe it's because of iOS 7, but I can't stand even looking at non animation areas for more than a few minutes even typing this."
"I feel very sick after 5+ mins of using the Phone. They have to give us a way to turn them off. Im going to give it a couple more weeks then the phone will need to go back sadly ..."
"I just upgraded my wife's iphone and within 30 minutes she came to me looking kind of sick asking me to turn off the animations. I thought they were annoying and pointless but they didn't make me sick."
So what can you do if the visual UI effects are bothering you?
While there are alot of people that seem to be having the issue (we loosely counted about 100 people in the forums), everyone in my circle seems to love the effects and have no complaints at all. It would be interesting to get the gender and age range of those people suffering from the effects, and also if they currently have any problems with their seeing.
I can understand if staring at the effects long enough, perhaps in a dark room could cause an issue. But you could also raise concern over much of the TV ads and movies today, or even a parallaxing game like Doodle Dash, or Angry Birds - but interestingly enough instead of a rant, it's usually a praise for being "visually stunning!"