Newsletter Issue #722: The iPhone 5s: No Motion Sickness Here

September 30th, 2013

Welcome to the world of WackyGate. You just knew that people would find something wrong about iOS 7 other than fonts that are too thin. And, by the way, there’s an Accessibility option that makes the fonts bolder, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

As I was setting up a test unit, a 32GB silver iPhone 5S, I read reports from that some people have complained of motion sickness, evidently the result of that parallax 3D effect when you use the standard or “dynamic” wallpaper background. Of course, it’s a trivial matter to change the wallpaper, and you can also reduce the motion effects in the iOS General>Accessibility settings. But that’s way too logical.

In any case, every time I set up a new iPhone, I am reminded of how easy it is, particularly when you already have a backup of an older model. Last week, for example, when I set up an iPhone 5c that my wife will be using during this extended review period, I used my last backup as the template. After that, it took just a short while to adjust Mail for her default address and her signature. I also configured alert settings to fit her needs, changed the wallpaper to a color and design she preferred, and that was it.

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