iPhone 5 & iOS 7 gives me headaches and more

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JohnnyIOS, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. JohnnyIOS macrumors member

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    So I have an iPhone 5 recently swapped by Apple for a faulty power button. I recently downloaded iOS 7 on it and whenever I use the phone it gives me major headaches and more recently panic attacks. Yes, I suffer from panic disorder but they're under control except when using iOS 7. I did reduce the motion but the whole brightness and white of iOS 7 is utterly bothersome.

    My question is fairly simple - Can I go into the Apple Store and state my case and ask for them to swap my iPhone 5 for one with iOS 6 installed? The iPhone is still under warranty.
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Phones aren't coming loaded with iOS 6 anymore.
     
  3. mightygitis macrumors 6502

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    It can't hurt to try but you will need to act soon before they run out of stock on 5 with the older OS.
     
  4. thadoggfather Suspended

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    I'm sure they won't take kindly to this, I'd find another reason.

    But most if not all replacements should still have iOS 6 on them as of now.

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    Really?
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    if nothing is physically wrong to the phone that was caused by manufacture defect then you more than likely can't return it because of not liking the software.
     
  6. JohnnyIOS thread starter macrumors member

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    But I do have a medical problem and I can get proof. I'm sure they can replace it. It's either that or I can sell it.
     
  7. Mr X macrumors member

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    Have you tried the invert colours options in settings/general/accessibility

    Does give the phone a much darker feel all round - might be worth a go?
     
  8. hello12 macrumors regular

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    I have 2 suggestions for you.

    1. Give yourself time to get used to it
    2. If you CANT then wait for the ios7 jailbreak, whenever it comes, then Jailbreak your device, and I am sure there will be iOS 6 type themes!!!!:)
     
  9. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    How can you get panic attacks looking at iOS 7 and not iOS 6? What would trigger that?
     
  10. dominic252 macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is at all related or if I'm just taking up space, but I used to have a pair of Apple's In-Earphones and they used to shock me pretty badly. I contacted them about this and they sent me the older model that they used to make a long time ago. Maybe they have older phones sitting around for this reason?
     
  11. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    You'd probably be left trying to sell.

    Have you tried just inverting the colors under the accessibility settings? If the main thing you're trying to do is get rid of all of the white, that would do it.
     
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  14. thadoggfather Suspended

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    It's gonna be more of a headache to sell and re-buy than just go set up an appointment and tell them the battery life is crap and not what your other phone was, even on iOS 7.

    And when you get the replacement, tell them you'll update it when you get home you'd prefer to take care of it all then.

    I wouldn't even feel bad about it for a second, especially if it literally gives you headaches to use the current iOS
     
  15. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

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    Try using a dark background for your wallpaper and see if that helps.
     

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  16. Mr X macrumors member

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  17. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I don't think panic attacks are covered under warranty :confused: ?
     

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