Vibration can damage the iPhone’s camera, Apple has warned its users.
The lenses themselves can stop working properly if they are exposed to the kinds of vibrations that, for example, might come out of a high powered motorbike engine.
This is according to a new warning note posted on the company’s website and First seen by Macrumors.
The caveat pertains specifically to certain types of iPhones: those with optical image stabilization or closed-loop autofocus, two technologies built into phones to allow them to take better pictures.
Optical Image Stabilization works by allowing the iPhone to sense while it is moving, and move the lens with it, so that the effect of any movement is limited and the image is not blurred. Closed-loop autofocus, or AF, offsets the effects of gravity and vibration to ensure that pictures are sharp.
The warning says the systems are “designed for durability” but warns that prolonged exposure to high vibrations can damage them.
“The OIS and closed-loop AF systems in the iPhone are designed for durability,” the page reads. “However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems such as OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges can degrade the performance of these systems and the image quality for photos and videos.” can reduce.
“It is recommended that you avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations.”
iPhones can be subjected to such vibrations if they are, for example, mounted on the handlebars of a motorbike engine – the vibrations are transmitted through the motobike and into the handlebar, which makes the phone vibrate. The same can happen on a moped or scooter, it says.
It recommends that iPhones not be mounted on motorcycles with powerful engines to protect them. On less powerful vehicles, iPhones can be attached but people must use vibration-damping mounts so that the iPhone remains secure, and this should not be done regularly.
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