Apple's iPhone 11 Pro 'triggering' fear of holes

People with 'trypophobia' are complaining about Apple's latest handsets.

9/11/2019 2:16:00 PM

People with fear of small holes claim design of Apple's iPhone 11 Pro triggers their phobia

People with 'trypophobia' are complaining about Apple's latest handsets.

The term"trypophobia" was first coined in 2005 in online forum Reddit and it has since become widely talked about on social media.American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson and model Kendall Jenner are among those who say they have the condition.

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Vision scientist Dr Geoff Cole, at the University of Essex, was part of the first full scientific study of trypophobia, working with his colleague, Prof Arnold Wilkins.Image captionPeople with trypophobia feel a sense of disgust when looking at small holes

"We have all got it, it's just a matter of degree," Dr Cole told BBC News earlier this year.The response to seeing small holes can be very extreme, their study suggests.Dr Cole and Prof Wilkins reported testimonies from some people who vomited and others who said they could not go to work for several days.

"It can be quite disabling," Prof Wilkins added. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

I think that this sort of triggered idiocy is simply marvelous. Fun pic for try-to-fail-o-phobia. LOL Enjoy Enjoy, snowflakes. lol Narcissism has reached such an absurd level that when you have two people that can agree something bothers, or the new term triggers, them it turns into an national/international crisis.

How is this news? 'FEAR OF HOLES' Theres a virgin comment,if I've ever heard one😂😂 My arse! BBCWorld Lots of time on their hands to come up with this stupid idea just to get dumb bells like me to tweet something.? Bet who ever started this is getting a good laugh I give up That's where the middle of our holes went apple - we've been looking for them for 81 years now 😂 themintwiththehole

Well don’t buy one then. BBCWorld They should big holes skynetpanda9 BBCWorld Is anyone forcing them to buy and Apple phone BBCWorld Pansies BBCWorld What I think about iPhones BBCWorld 😂🤣🍻 Borarse Jingoson's girlfriend Carrie has got a really big 'Ole I'm a bandit the bandit of Brasil' Heard it all now !!

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Just when you think you’ve heard everything. BBCWorld And what is it called,fear of small holes is also a phobia? BBCWorld silviatestsp1 😮 I thonk I've got a fear of holes - well it feels like it looking back over my last few rounds of golf! BBCWorld This is the most ugliest phone ever!!!

Good grief. Don't take one bowling. Utter bollocks, you’ll be able to catch Rabies off one next!!! More like the fact apple used to be different now it's just Nidhi this is true 👍👍 ConnorPLeighton umm huh? Totally agree! Seriously? If such a condition exists, then it is the person with the condition that needs to adjust to the world, not the other way around. Diabetics don't get offended by stores selling sugar, and people afraid of the dark don't sue movie theaters for turning the lights out.

Wtf is this even about? sarahmckinlayx is this not you I heard some shite in my time but really . . . Their Sex lifes must be boring. Sorry to lower the tone Hilarious BBCWorld Small holes is their problem? Not that this is one of the ugliest iPhone designs ever? Not to mention the colors. I noticed blue is missing from this new lineup.

BBCWorld Just figure it out. They could stick it in their small hole BBCWorld Why is this a ‘thing’ just because Apple. Samsung has more holes in the back? BBCWorld Make it square Then don’t buy one! BBCWorld Every time you at extreme leftwing political activists BBC open your mouths, you trigger depression.

BBCWorld April 1st came 'round twice this year... BBCWorld 🤷🏻‍♀️ its true now that u have said it BBCWorld It's not funny... All f...king four of them shouldn't buy the phone, they should also put their self entitlement aside if they think they should have that particular piece of technology! I'm scared of heights hence I avoid them, successful global business plans cater for the majority first!

BBCWorld This is news? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Don’t get the phone then BBCWorld Sucks for those 53 people... I understand their fears!! 😅🤣 triggers dumbassery phobia Well don’t bloody buy one then 🙄 BBCWorld I agree it doesn’t look great but come on that’s just stupid 🤣🤣🤣 BBCWorld I have millenialphobia😂😂😂 BBCWorld Oh god I need shoes with velcro

*pulls out the connect four box, let's have some fun 😂 They’d better keep away from Goldthorpe then........ 'snowflake generation' just took a new meaning. Now I have heard it all Then they should buy a different phone. It isn't compulsory to buy Apple products. GTF 😂😂😂😂😂 philipbkk iPhone11 Camera reminds me the scary eyes of tarantula spider... 😢

well the cameras at the back and the screen is at the front... so... Oh diddums... BBCWorld Phobias are very real, & can be extremely debilitating. When asked to choose between confronting a phobia or DYING, someone with a strong enough phobia will choose DEATH. That said, expecting the world to cater to your fear is as irrational as the fear itself.

BBCWorld Most ugly looking phone I have ever seen. Apple So who decides if a hole is small or big ?...and at what size does a small hole become a big hole ? BBCWorld Very simple - but a different phone - one with large holes or square holes which triggers somebody else’s phobia visualographyco What about the hole for the simcard holder? Its a tiny hole and both samsung and iphone have them... they dont have a problem with that hole 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ its just to give apple a bad name cuz i hear none of that shit about the simcardtray or whatever you call it

I have a fear of spiders, so I dont have one. Yes! First time I saw it in a picture freaked me out. But it's only because it was clumped together with so many of the same phone. Just the one phone with the three cameras is fine. Ok ... so maybe don’t get one 🤷‍♀️ BBCWorld Well don’t get it BBCWorld So now businesses have to be responsible for the phobia of others? Isn't a phobia on its face an unreasonable reaction to a normal or common situation?

BBCWorld HOW SCARY Never heard of that phobia Then don't buy one! BBCWorld Why is this a news story BBC? I’m sure there are more important things you could have your staff report on. Good grief. Some people need to get a grip. God give me strength, what is wrong with people.... BBCWorld And now for something completely different, a phone with three orifices.

Well done Apple marketing team, well done.... That's a shit load of free hype and advertising over a made up thing which nobody was complaining about... BBCWorld Valen8D BBCWorld yes Boo hoo How do these half wits get thru life. Oh I need to do my laundry. Opens washing machine looks inside😱😱😱😱. This is a joke right?

Small holes are better than big holes 🕳 don’t buy one then Goodness me 😂 What is wrong with society these days. How small is a small hole,,,,, previous Iphones,,, and other smart phones have small holes in them. There are small holes everywhere. Deal with it. BBCWorld I didn’t want one until I read this article.

Jesus fucking Christ. I’d be more scared by how small that man is in the picture rather than the small holes. Seeing as many Apple competitors already have triple camera phones, this isn’t exactly new news... BBCWorld How can we get rid of these people? Easy solution... Don't fucking buy one. Solution to this surely is finding yourself a PROPER PROBLEM!

Send them to Zurich. Have all the millions of iPhones 1-10 stopped working? Oh, no, sorry capitalism! Off to the landfill. Off to poison the aquifers. Triggered!!! Litchally BBCWorld Bummer Apple, frankly speaking, it's an ugly phone. Had goosebumps looking at it. Gonna buy 2 then They've all got arseholes. How do they deal with that?

were living in madness, is every article intended to trigger me, i remember when Kate Adie and John Simpson and the like reported things,now it's just a barrage of this and diversity politics. Load of A holes to them! Wonder where this will all stop. Makes a mockery of genuine issues. Now my fear of people with fear of small holes is triggered, where can i claim?

🤣😅🤣😂 I know you hate to see this. The iPhone 11 is coming with Dual SIM BBCWorld BBC, you guys are now the small hole in the MockingbirdMedia 🤣🤣 BBCWorld EddieVader3 DON’T BUY ONE THEN 🤦🏼‍♀️ idiots Hahahahahahahaha....holey moley! BBCWorld People will be triggered by anything for attention on Twitter

🤦🏻‍♂️ React to the ugly design perhaps 😂 Dont bloody buy one then Mr_Maini Fear of holes 🙊🙊🙊🙊 BBCWorld Dont buy one then BBCWorld I don’t fear small holes, but I sure as hell run screaming when someone’s little toe is poking out of their holey sock. I have a phobia of people that have phobias of small holes. Who do I sue?

Simple cure: don’t buy one and you’ll be fine. These are the people who go around making potholes larger ,our councils should sue I had to check my calendar just to be certain it wasn’t April 1st. Why is a national broadcaster even giving this a glance? Great. Now we can use for desensitization sessions.

And I get stressed out by many minority’s interfering in my life. Ex: I cannot walk my dogs on the beach. They love it. I carry poo bags and I can guarantee my dogs make less mess than humans on the beach! Don't buy the bloody phone then Don't forget to fill all the keyholes in around the house 😁 GET A GRIP FFS.

So Remoaners won’t buy the new iPhone then 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Not a real thing, just another excuse for the work shy to sit at home or the compo folk to make a claim. Absolute snowflakes! Fear of small holes BBCWorld They must be crap at sex! Lmao do ppl still think iphone is cool? Like at this point they m8ght have an entire row of cameras

Then don't buy one. There, sorted. BBCWorld You report this rubbish but as far as I'm aware you've not reported on the Israeli students violently attacked by racist Arabs in Poland a couple of days ago. BBCWorld What? Zeem_Miles iPhone 11 be looking like a three eyed owl BBCWorld So don’t buy one? 🤷🏻‍♀️

BBCWorld I assume all of of you making fun of trypophobia have no phobias about spiders or heights or snakes or mice or other such harmless things. Have a chat with yourself this is not news. phobia of small holes, it’s also triggers people phobia of phones too and phobia of snowflakes Dos sound like something a iphone fan would say tbh

Nidhi The design is pathetic What is the term for this kind of fear¿ Iphone 11 and Iphone 11 Pro Unboxing | First Impression Oh no But I'm still using my iphone 4s Anyone who's interested to buy one for me? BBCWorld TheOnion HardDriveMag haha the BBC totally beat you to this one 😂😂😂 BBCWorld They should cover that cameras under one large glass

Ok, don’t buy one. Survival of the fittest I know it seems a great joke but it’s real. For me it’s not a fear of small holes, but a cluster of, in this case 3, circles. The minute I saw this image, I had goosebumps and felt incredibly uncomfortable. At any rate, $$$$ for a mobile phone, no way I’m buying one.

BBCWorld get a Samsung 😂 Fjordman1 BBC and fear of small holes🤔 I shall say no more. BBCWorld Then don’t buy them. Ffs. 🤣 Well don’t effing buy one then. Shame. Real shame. BBCWorld it’s sooooooooo ugly and horrible BBCWorld Than don't buy it.. Simple. Polophobia? BBCWorld So this is worthy of a news story.....

Frankly if they can afford that phone then they can afford to buy a different phone. And maybe purchase some good old fashioned. ...get a grip. I do understand what they are saying. The Apple Watch app GUI has the same issue. Don't buy one then. Fixed it for you BBCWorld They’ll live. Believe me. They’ll live.

Just buy something else.. There you go,sorted.. Don’t buy it then BBCWorld This shows how sensitive society has gotten. Waah....small holes, I’m scared! Don’t buy it then. Oh, and get a proper phobia. trypophobia 🤣😂🤣 Jesus wept. I’ve heard it all now. We going to eliminate holes from society now then? Sucks it have a fear of holes, but I have a fear of spiders but I don’t want them eliminated. Deal with it.

Don’t buy one then..... I have this 🙋🏻‍♀️ As does my dad and niece. It’s ridiculous and completely irrational. Google “lotus seed pods” and see if you have it too 😱 BBCWorld This stupid post is enough to make me unfollow you... 👋👋👋 Great now I have to cure my trypophobia BBCWorld Is there something people aren't triggered by?

BBCWorld LMAO... LOL! Holy fuck! OMG!!! That's the FUNNIEST thing I've EVER heard! How many people 'fear small holes' just in the UK? Like... what... 0.0001%. believeallpeoplewhofearsmallholes Bears also defecate in the woods.... YAWN. Difficult for them but I believe You can't fill every hole that appears.

BBCWorld and i thought the psycho who appeared on TV to raise awareness about the genderless penguins would be the stupid news of the day i was wrong BBCWorld きもちわるい from Japan Must be a slow news day today, Fireman Sam & now this 🤷🏻‍♂️ Sweet christ BBCWorld Lol just tell them not to look at the back of the phone

Don’t buy one then Then dont buy one, muppets. Well don’t f**kin buy one then! Unless the fear is of multiple camera lenses on the back of a phone, I struggle to see why people that don’t like small holes would be concerned. There are no small holes. BethanyGribble I bet they’ll still buy the phone though!! 🙃😆

Buy something else 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 have you ever heard of something so bloody ridiculous! Fear of small holes..what do they think is going to happen. Not like they can fall down or into one! Simples - don’t buy one ! BBCWorld OFFS AlyssaGC you said it! BBCWorld Haha, honestly saying, the appearance of Apple is ...after Jobs left.

BBCWorld This world is gone beyond repair Hope this doesn't trigger anybody... I cannot wait for the day this happens. CmonApocalypse That’s their problem don’t make it other people’s problem, I’ll still be buying one. Enough of this B.S. next thing; horse on a plane? I know, done! The world is mad!!!! The UK has Johnson and the US, Trump....there’s more important things to worry about....

BBCWorld BBCWorld reporting at its finest Lol... just don’t use it, if you’re afraid of it.. BBCWorld HallidayPL Holy moly 🙄 I wish my number of true worries in life were so few that something like small holes was the thing that triggered me BBC taking a short rest from anti-Brexit stories. Fear of small holes 🤣🤣🤣

Buy a Samsung then! What a load of old baloney They must have really hated old fashioned rotary dial phones. Imagine never being able to walk past a phone box. The holes are watching. 😂😂😂😂😂 Let me have a think🤔.... 😂 They should fear the bigger hole in their wallets if they buy one _ravencIaw genuinely curious as to how you feel about this

Just when you think society can't get any more ludicrous. They should be exterminated then. What People who believe they have a condition they term a phobia because reasons are upset by a product. Soooooo-ooooooo..... don’t get one then? Just a suggestion, of course. Funny.... l o l Exactly how many people with this phobia are there? I've never met one in over 70 years.

I'm rooting for the apocalypse at this point. What not brexit fault trypoPhonia Don't fcking buy one then. Is this news?! Got to be snowflakes. That's bloody awful! 🤮 Fear of 'small holes' How do they ever have sex then? 😁 How do they react to swiss cheese? Don't buy the fucker then! Maybe this would be a good time to face their ridiculous fears.

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