Apple‘s New iPhone 11 Camera Is Triggering People With Trypophobia, a Fear of Small Holes

Welcome to your worst nightmare.

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  • Apple just released photos of what the new iPhone 11 looks like. People are freaking out because the camera is a nightmare for people with trypophobia, a fear of small holes.
  • Warning: This post does contain an image of the new iPhone.

In case you missed Apple’s big event this week, there’s a new iPhone coming for your wallet and aiming to make all those blurry concert Instagram Stories look a thousand times better with the new Night mode camera setting. Oh, speaking of the camera on the new iPhone 11, it’s really freaking terrifying. At least, it is to Twitter and anyone who is sensitive to small patterns or holes.

The feeling is called trypophobia, and it’s, well, if you know, you know, and you f*cking hate it. But if you don’t, here’s a quick definition:

“Trypophobia is an aversion or fear of clusters of small holes, bumps, or patterns. When people see this type of cluster, they experience symptoms of disgust or fear. Examples of objects that might trigger a fear response include seeds pods or a close up image of someone’s pores.”

 

If you need an example of photos that might trigger trypophobia, head over to this BuzzFeed article.

A lot of times, people with trypophobia can experience feelings of revulsion, anxiety, fear, sweating, itching, vomiting, and emotional distress. It’s a serious condition, so you can see why some people are upset by the new iPhone, which features three different camera lenses in a cluster on the top left of the phone. If you startle easily, save yourself right now. Literally, this might be you in 2.5 seconds when you see the camera:

Okay, you’ve been warned. Here it is:

 

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EEEKK! I would like to unsee it!

So far, Apple hasn’t responded to the connection between their new phone and trypophobia.

This post originally appeared on COSMO US

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