iPhone 11 Pro’s Design Triggering ‘Trypophobia’ in Some Users

The iPhone 11 Pro design is disturbing people with ‘trypophobia.’ What’s that? As Wikipedia explains, it is an “aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps.” Essentially, a bunch of irregular patterns or holes can make some people uncomfortable just by looking at it.

Trypophobia is such a rare occurrence in human beings that it is not even officially recognized as a mental disorder. There’s a limited amount of research being done on it as well and some people don’t even believe that a disorder like this even exists. And yet, the iPhone 11 Pro’s triple-camera system has triggered the trypophobia of some people. Or at least that’s some are claiming on Twitter.




Now, whether these people are telling the truth or not is tough to find out. However, there’s also the fact that the iPhone 11 Pro is not the first smartphone to hit the market with a triple-camera system. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Nokia 9 Pureview, and many other Android smartphones all ship with a similar triple-camera system layout.

The iPhone 5c with its silicone case also had plenty of irregular holes at the back as well and no one complained about trypophobia then.

Given that the triple-camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro series is located at the back, most people with trypophobia should not really have an issue with buying the phone itself. Once they put a case on the back of the phone, they are not really going to look at the triple-camera setup on a regular basis.

What are your thoughts on this? Does the iPhone 11 Pro’s triple-camera system design make you uncomfortable as well?