Home > Science > New iPhone 11’s camera lenses are triggering very specific phobia in people

New iPhone 11’s camera lenses are triggering very specific phobia in people

Apple unveiled its new iPhones for 2019 – the iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to much fanfare yesterday.

Fans were quick to pick up on a few new key features – such as the front-facing camera, which are perfect for taking ‘slofies’ (just don’t get them started on this new word).

There’s also something else that has got people talking and, in some cases, shuddering with fear.

Apple has also introduced a second camera lens placed in the back of the phone. With the iPhone Pro models, two more lenses have been added – so there’s a lot going on in the top left corner.

Can you spot the problem? (Image: Apple)

A glance at social media shows people with trypophobia are having a hard time with the effect, which resembles a cluster of holes.

Trypophobia is the fear of objects with clusters of small holes or bumps.

Read More

Apple event 2019

  • Apple Watch 5 could be unveiled today
  • An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan
    Apple Store goes down ahead of event
  • Apple iPhone event 2019 – how to watch
  • Last-minute iPhone 11 leak
  • A customer holds an iPhone 6
    iOS 13 won’t be coming to these models
  • iOS 13: Release date and new features
  • Apple could unveil a brand new product
  • Apple will reveal iPhone 11 today

Other feedback included a comment saying the lenses resembled “spider eyes”.

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

Well, you can’t please everybody.