update to iOS 7
is the most drastic change to its mobile platform in a long time, and for some users, it's downright sickening. Literally. If you've noticed that any of your iPhone wielding friends are looking green around the gills lately, it could be due to the subtle movements and zoom effects introduced in iOS 7, which some users have complained are making them nauseous.
"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. There has to be a way to turn this off!," an iPhone user wrote in a thread on Apple's support forum dedicated to the issue.
Unfortunately for that user and anyone else affected by the moving icons and other motion effects, there's no way to disable them all. Furthermore, the issue isn't in their collective heads. Dr. George Kikano, division chief of family medicine at UH Case Medical Center in Ohio, told FoxNews.com that users complaining of nausea are suffering from a similar ailment as carsickness.
"There's some validity to this, for people who are susceptible," Kikano said. "It's no different than being in an IMAX theater. 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."
That's a bummer for affected users, especially since the features can't all be turned off completely. However, there is an option to "reduce motion" under the Accessibility section of the General settings area that at least addresses the moving Home screen icons.