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Three lenses are a lot better than two - unless they send you reeling in disgust.
That's the unexpected reaction thousands of Apple fans shared on social media as images spread of the back of the new phone, where the trio of lenses are crowded into a small square near the top left corner. The backlash comes from people who say they suffer from an obscure and perplexing condition called "trypophobia" - a fear of clusters of small holes like those found in shoe treads, honeycombs and lotus seed pods. Essex University Professor Geoff Cole, a self-diagnosed trypophobe and researcher in the United Kingdom who studies the condition calls it "the most common phobia you have never heard of."
It's may not be a hoax. Trypophobia[^] has only been discovered (recognized) in the Web age because although many people suffered this they felt like they were alone in the odd revulsion of these types of things.
My wife had mentioned it to me years ago and then I picked up a magazine one day (7-10 years ago) and it discussed this issue. I tested her with a lotus blossom seed pod[^] and she had a huge reaction. I felt bad at the time. We were both amazed that it was a thing. I believe that seed pod is what made a lot of people on the web to start to notice it was a more common experience.
I mentioned it to a co-worker and she said, "yes, I hate it!" It's prevalence is higher among women. The coworker mentioned making a cake where she pushes holes into the cake and pours chocolate and she said she gags the entire time she is making the cake.
It's an interesting phenomena.
Interesting, we got lotsa lotuses around here (Thailand), and I love seeing them in their natural watery element. And, they are used as food, in medicine, as well as devotional offerings (tamboon) to temples.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
Oh yes it is Trypophobia pretty much real and that photos of lotus seed pod has spooked me as well. It felt like, oh! what did I just saw and now I want to unsee it.
However those 3 holes in iPhone are not that gross.
You can have all the tools in the world but if you don't genuinely believe in yourself, it's useless.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
No, it'll be an iBottle opener, and iBottles will contain iBeer (which is like regular beer, but flatter, colourless, and much, much more expensive). Oh and the taste will change every six months and will require a new iGlass connector.
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because of general lack of "insanely great" innovation
No, because of the dilution of focus. Steve was fixated on simplifying things.
First, we now have 6 different phone models to choose from. Instead of producing "a phone, the perfect phone" they are producing a Big Phone, a Not As Big Phone, and a "cheaper" phone. So basically a super expensive phone, large size / medium size, and then an entry level phone for those who can't expense this to their company. Except they are also still keeping the older, much cheaper versions because they want to offer a cheap phone without offering an actual cheap phone. A very passive way of saying "yeah, our phones are too expensive but we're not bold enough to say so explicitly.
Second, the design is complicated. It doesn't have that smooth, no features, no buttons, just a polished piece of perfection that Steve was always pushing. It's a compromised design of function over form (which is often how people, especially engineers think they want) that says "we weren't pushed hard enough to do better". They could have made the camera cluster be more elegant but they didn't. They focused on keeping the phone thin instead of keeping it beautiful. And the irony is the new phone is thicker. But who actually will notice? No one, but everyone will see that camera cluster.
When Steve came back to Apple the first thing he did was trim the bloated product line up that was massively confusing to customers and employees. Apple is drifting (maybe racing) right back to that point and it's like a slow motion car crash.
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)