Since the launch of the Apple Ipad in April 2010, over 100 million units have been sold across the world, but it has been uncovered by the I.H.I (International Health Institute) that the 'incredible quality' of the Apple designed screen is causing eye problems in many teenagers and adults.
Both schools and businesses have invested heavily into the Apple corporation's revolution in technology, buying a massive bulk of sales and hence a rise in the number of cases of what is being dubbed 'Apple-eye-tus'.
It is thought to be caused by an overuse of the Apple tech when the brightness is high, leading to 'stress of the eyes' and many school pupil's pupils mutating into the shape of the famous apple of Apple.
Dr Steven McEie had this to say “As a doctor I have been saying for years an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but this is just taking the pip. The main problem is the screen; it's just too good, too highly defined but I believe it is down to the green and red colours on the Apple product that are causing the retina damage'.
One school in Brighton discovered that blocking the eye's from artificial light for a few days solves the problem. The school then took the decision to ring the local council in order to order some more eye-pads for pupils to use, but due to the common name with the tablet, more Ipads arrived at the school resulting in even more cases. The council then told the school that due to government cut backs, it could not afford to take them back quoted saying on the phone “I'm not quite sure what apple you're on about, but you could try making cider?” It then turned out that the member of staff from the council was in fact joking. Sadly this was too late for the employee who had already been shot in order to save the costs of sacking.
Apple have declined to comment until the scientific reasoning behind the eye problems are discovered. The Christian community chose not to comment either, but one Islamist group in Saudi Arabia said the Ipads were “decadent, western, material goods” that were no use to them as “the battery life was Shi'ite”.
Whatever happens with this particular epidemic, we can be sure that whether it's Blackberry, Orange or Apple, technology and fruit don't mix.