Watch this itsy-bitsy spider get stuck inside an iMac screen

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Yes, that's a real spider stuck behind the screen.
Photo: Timothy Buchanan

Apple’s iMac computers make a surprisingly good home for spiders. Or at least one really tiny spider that found its way in between one shocked owner’s LCD panel and front glass.

The spider can be seen crawling around inside the iMac on a video posted to YouTube. At first, the owner thought it was a digital prank. But when he starts moving different app windows over it and the spider starts running around, he realizes this is no joke.

If you have arachnophobia you might not want to watch:

The LCD display of the iMac isn’t laminated to the front glass like some of Apple’s other products. There’s a tiny gap in between the two, but how the spider managed to find his way in there from inside the other tiny openings in the iMac is astonishing.

It’d be awesome to see how the Genius Bar goes about fixing this issue. Sixcolors editor Jason Snell had a similar experience last year with his iMac. Hopefully, it doesn’t start becoming a common occurrence.