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New iPhones Are Triggering People’s Trypophobia

Yes, Apple’s brand new iPhone models have been unmasked and it’s got people excited and… triggered.

It’s always exciting when Apple release a new model… people rush to be the first ones to buy the newly released phone and are more than excited to try out it’s brand new updates and features.

The design of both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max has had a mixed response.. many have explained how the three camera lenses at the back of the phone that are packed so tightly together have triggered some people’s trypophobia. Yes.

Sufferers from trypophobia have spoken out about the effect this camera lens cluster has had on them… some have said had the lenses been placed in a straight line it wouldn’t be so bad… but the pattern they are in as of now is very uncomfortable for them to look at.

If you weren’t aware, rypophobia is the fear of clusters of small holes which have been placed in an irregular pattern.

People who suffer from this can be triggered by various things such as bath bubbles, natural sponges and even strawberries. Woah.

Medical News Today states that the term trypophobia has been used since 2009, but is yet to be recognised by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

There are some theories circulating about why people get some uncomfortable looking at these patterns. Researchers say that sufferers make an unconscious association between ‘holey’ patterns on objects and the ones found on the bodies of dangerous animals…

Yes, we know that the iPhone camera lenses aren’t holes as such but they definitely have a hole like quality about them.

Of course, people who suffer from trypophobia have taken to Twitter to share the feelings they have about this new device…

One person tweeted:

“Trypophobia is real and the new iPhone designs is making me extra anxious.”

Another said:

“3 cameras on the new iPhone actually triggers my trypophobia. I can’t have people walking around me with those cameras every day.”

Even people who don’t necessarily suffer from trypophobia have admitted the design makes them fee a little uneasy.

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