Apple unveiled the new iPhone 11 lineup recently and revealed how the new camera setup looks like. While some Apple fans are likely to be happy about it, some people who have a certain irrational fear of holes won’t -- reportedly because it triggers their phobia.

Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature a triple camera setup that boasts of better imaging capabilities compared to the camera setup found on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Cupertino wasn’t content with just upgrading the hardware on the new iPhones’ camera setup: it also updated the software that powers them too.

Unlike other smartphone makers, however, Apple decided to forego the horizontal and vertical camera alignment and arranged the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max’s cameras to form a triangle inside a square box. While some think the design isn’t bad at all, some people think it’s hideous enough that they can’t look at it.

According to The Washington Post, thousands of Apple fans weren’t expecting Cupertino’s new iPhone models to trigger “Trypophobia,” which is basically ”a fear of clusters of small holes like those found in shoe treads, honeycombs and lotus seed pods.” The camera setup on the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max appear to look just like that, and it’s freaking many fans out.

“The new iPhone is creeping me … out with the 3 little cameras,” one Twitter user said.

“I hate this. My body started crawling the minute I saw it,” another Twitter user said.

Some people on the internet make fun of those who said they are triggered by the iPhone 11 Pro’s triple camera setup, saying they should be triggered at the cost of the new smartphones instead. Some Twitter users responded that the cost doesn’t affect them at all:

“#iPhone11 is giving me so much anxiety. No, its not the price. #trypophobia” said another Twitter user.

Not recognized but real

The Washington Post noted that Trypophobia isn’t recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a tool that psychiatrists and psychologists use to diagnose patients. A professor from the University of Essex, however, said it’s the most common phobia people have never heard of - until now.

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