Last week Friday, Apple notified comes through a published a Support document, warned iPhone users that the cameras on their devices can be damaged by being exposed to vibrational frequencies that are generated by high-power motorcycle engines.
The camera function of any device is probably one of the most features of upcoming modern smartphones. Devices like iPhone can take incredible pictures and often record videos. Cameras received hardware, software, and processing upgrades. While other phones might have standout camera features.
The company says it may degrade the performance of these iPhones and lead to reduced image quality for photos and record videos.
“The OIS and closed-loop AF systems in iPhone are designed for durability. However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. It is recommended to avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations.”
High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. It is not recommended to attach your iPhone to motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines due to the amplitude of the vibration in certain frequency ranges that they generate. Attaching your iPhone to vehicles with small-volume or electric engines, such as mopeds and scooters, may lead to comparatively lower-amplitude vibrations, but if you do so a vibration dampening mount is recommended to lessen the risk of damage to your iPhone and its OIS and AF systems. It is also recommended to avoid regular use for prolonged periods to further lessen the risk of damage.
1. OIS is available on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and later including iPhone SE (2nd generation). Note that the Ultra Wide camera on iPhone 11 and later doesn’t have OIS, nor does the Telephoto camera on iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.
2. Closed-loop AF is available on iPhone XS and later, including iPhone SE (2nd generation).
Due to this threat, Apple proposes that users not attach their iPhones straight to the chassis or handlebars of such motorcycles, as the direct transmission of vibrations can be high.
Apple even suggests that users mounting their iPhones to lower-powered devices like motorcycles and electric scooters at least use a vibration- moisten mount to minimize the chances of any damages.
Samsung also had previously notified the issue about the vibration causing the camera to fail, read the document.
Apple has previously alerted that OIS and closed-loop autofocus systems can comparably suffer from magnetic interference that degrades camera performance when used with certain iPhone accessories, read the document.
It is not known whether there is a specific reason, but there have been a number of reports on social media over the years about the damage caused in such scenarios, including Motor vehicles.
Moreover, apple published in the new post, says if you’re making plans to mount your iPhone to a motorcycle or Scotty, it suggests using a vibration-dampening mount to lessen the damage to the device and its integrated camera system. And avoiding continuing for a long-time regular use of an iPhone mounted to a motor vehicle that produces lower-amplitude vibrations is also a good thought.