Bikers seem to have problems with the iPhone photo module after using it for a long time as a navigation system. The high intensity vibrations of the motor are transmitted to the mobile support and degrade the mechanics of its photo module.
It seems that theand the do not mix well. After several trips, having used the mobile as a navigation system by fixing it on a support, taking correct pictures becomes difficult, if not impossible. Photos are blurry or scenes appear to be wavy. The culprit: the optical stabilization unit that we now find on the iPhone since the iPhone 6s. Over the km, are the of the engine transmitted by the support to the handlebars which would degrade this . A phenomenon that made Apple react, since the brand has just published a assistance with this issue. Apple agrees that high amplitude vibrations and their frequency range damage the mechanics of the stabilizer and autofocus.
All affected smartphones
In the end, the manual concludes that it is preferable to avoid exposing the iPhone to these excessive vibrations for a long time. If Apple publishes this recommendation, it is not however new. As early as 2019, customers of the brand who practiced motorcycles had noticed that the quality of the photos was degraded after long sales of. In most cases, the were still guaranteed and have been replaced.
To limit the impact of these, Apple now recommends using a support with a system to absorb vibrations. But, be careful, because it’s not just the which are susceptible to failures. A priori, all smartphones with an optical stabilizer must undergo the same type of degradation.