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Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
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Becca L
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Becca L,
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9/29/2013 | 7:43:55 PM
re: Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
"The cause is not acute sensitivity to Helvetica or skeuomorphic withdrawal." Ha!

This is really interesting side effect, and it's interesting that Apple provided a way to reduce the suspected underlying cause - intended or otherwise. The iPhone settings are really customizable, and I have to give them credit for thinking of "almost everything." When my home button broke I thought I was out of luck - nope - turns out in Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch there's an "adaptive accessory" that floats around the screen as a substitute home button. Genius.
Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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9/30/2013 | 12:03:47 AM
re: Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
The floating home button tagged on an extra year to the life of my wife's iPhone. If it wasn't for that option, we would have had to buy a new phone, or most likely, we would have switched to another brand. So, while it was great for us, it cost Apple the purchase of a new phone a year early. But, it kept us with the iPhone, so it probably made Apple a few more $$ over the years.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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9/30/2013 | 4:07:21 AM
re: Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
My home button broke within the first month of owning the phone, with no insurance I'm riding out the two year contract with that floating button.

I thought about replacing the phone, but I resigned myself to my fate. If that feature wasn't there I would NOT have purchased another iPhone, and probably moved on to a Samsung or Nokia. Without question that button has helped them retain my business..

And because nobody else seems to know what to do with that floating button I consider my device nearly hack-proof ;-)
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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9/30/2013 | 4:26:00 PM
re: Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
One way to minimize any effect of the iOS 7 graphics, Eric Muth advises, is to select a solid background color. "The fewer contrasts (edges) in the background, the more the effect will be minimized and this might help some people," he says.


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