The company’s most expensive iPhone has a problem with its optical image stabilization, but a solution is on the way. A bug on Apple’s new iPhone causes the camera to fail when using TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and other apps.
A problem found in the iPhone 14 series that launched recently, specifically in the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the most expensive phone, causes squeaking sounds and vibration throughout the phone. Apple launched its new flagship phone earlier this month. It has a new notch design known as “Dynamic Island,” faster chips, an improved camera sensor, and its latest software update, iOS 16.
Collectively, Apple claimed that the new improvements were the “biggest breakthrough made” in the iPhone’s camera. The new iPhone’s camera problems seem to come from software rather than hardware, to be exact in the OIS (optical image stabilization) on the camera that uses an engine to prevent it from moving when taking photos.
Vibration doesn’t occur when using the iPhone’s main camera app, but when using third-party software, though it’s unclear what the cause of the error is. Until a fix is released, users may want to avoid opening apps that could cause lasting damage to the camera’s optical image stabilization.
“The OIS and closed-loop [autofocus] systems on the iPhone are designed to be durable,” the company stated in a January 2022 post.
However, as is the case with many consumer electronics products that include systems such as OIS, long-term direct exposure to wide-ranging vibrations within certain frequency ranges can 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 prolonged vibrations of great amplitude.