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Peter Franks

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I’ve been on an iPhone 8 for many years, so am very used to this phone. Needless to say it’s not a forever phone, but has done sterling service. People were talking about motion sickness long before the iPhone 8 and I never noticed it.

So why now, is it the OLED screen? I’ve used a new 14 for a few days now, and I definitely don’t feel right after using this. What do you do?

Question being, Is this something that’s real or in the mind, do you get used to it, or is it always going to make me feel a bit dizzy and rubbish after using it?

Out of interest will the 120 refresh on the Pro be a better or worse thing for that condition than the 60?

As a side note, I got a new iPad Air 5 a few months ago and never had a problem like this.
 
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Motion sickness is real. I'm someone who can barrel roll in a small airplane (I've done this many times) without a problem. I can do deep sea fishing on a boat without a problem (while people around me are throwing up). BUT, put me in front of a console or play Call of Duty on a PC and I'll throw up within 10-15 mins and be sick for hours. Even World of Warcraft gets me a little dizzy if I'm walking around in confined spaces in the game.

I HAVE to have reduced motion turned on all my apple devices.

I find the OLED screen of my iPhone a lot less comfortable to look at than my LED/LCD screens (iPad Air, etc). I can read on an iPad Pro 11/Air 5 for 6 hours straight but can't stand more than an hour or so on my iPhone.

<shrug>
 

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The first high frame rate film I saw at the cinema (one of the Hobbit films) was a totally weird thing for me.....o_O
This is one reason I hate 4k+ content, why do filmmakers want things super realistic crisp, films where made to have motion blur, and the human brain is used to it.
 

BigMcGuire

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The first high frame rate film I saw at the cinema (one of the Hobbit films) was a totally weird thing for me.....o_O
This is one reason I hate 4k+ content, why do filmmakers want things super realistic crisp, films where made to have motion blur, and the human brain is used to it.
Yep. I rarely go to the pictures for this reason. Tv at home is usually ok. But I get really sick when films have shaky camera. Really sick. I had to leave the theater twice for Bourn Supremacy. Lol
 

Peter Franks

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Did you try turning on reduce motion?
I did try that yes thanks, but made no difference. It's just such a weird feeling,
Motion sickness is real. I'm someone who can barrel roll in a small airplane (I've done this many times) without a problem. I can do deep sea fishing on a boat without a problem (while people around me are throwing up). BUT, put me in front of a console or play Call of Duty on a PC and I'll throw up within 10-15 mins and be sick for hours. Even World of Warcraft gets me a little dizzy if I'm walking around in confined spaces in the game.

I HAVE to have reduced motion turned on all my apple devices.

I find the OLED screen of my iPhone a lot less comfortable to look at than my LED/LCD screens (iPad Air, etc). I can read on an iPad Pro 11/Air 5 for 6 hours straight but can't stand more than an hour or so on my iPhone.

<shrug>
Same, iPad for hours no problem. A minute of iPhone 14 and .... remind me not to get in a plane with you though
 
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Peter Franks

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The first high frame rate film I saw at the cinema (one of the Hobbit films) was a totally weird thing for me.....o_O
This is one reason I hate 4k+ content, why do filmmakers want things super realistic crisp, films where made to have motion blur, and the human brain is used to it.


Yep. I rarely go to the pictures for this reason. Tv at home is usually ok. But I get really sick when films have shaky camera. Really sick. I had to leave the theater twice for Bourn Supremacy. Lol
In fairness Matt Damon has that effect on me too.... 🤢
 

Peter Franks

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Does anyone know if the 120 refresh is worse or better than 60 for this condition.
 

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Does anyone know if the 120 refresh is worse or better than 60 for this condition.
I thought there was a "Lock Frame Rate" (or something similar) option in the Accessibility settings which lowers the cap to 60 instead of 120.. I have it in the settings for my iPad so it likely shows up in the iPhone too
 
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BigMcGuire

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Just be aware that it'll rarely use 120. It barely uses it when you're scrolling, playing games, or watching movies that can take advantage of it. Most of the time it's using 60.

I used an Air 5 and an iPad Pro 11 and I could barely tell the difference. Since I do a lot of reading of static text, using the two didn't really bother me any. Yes, the Pro is SLIGHTLY better on the scrolling and Apple Pencil feedback but it comes at a cost.

Just remember, it's barely using that 120fps.
 

Peter Franks

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Yeh, I'm on standard 14, that's why I wondered if going to 120 would make it better, or worse....? I don't own the Pro, so am on 60 only anyway

So can I take from that 120 is worse, even though it's smoother scrolling and I'd not benefit from spending the extra money? That is what I am trying to establish
 
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