The iPhone is equipped with sensitive yet durable sensors and stabilizers that are part of the photography module. According to a document issued by Apple, the user exposing his iPhone to high amplitude vibrations in certain frequency ranges, specifically those generated by high-powered motorcycle engines, can lead to a degradation of the performance of the camera system.
It is not a situation that happens in a short period of time, but when the equipment is subjected to these vibrations for long periods, there is a chance of a loss of performance.
Strong vibrations from high-powered motorcycles can damage iPhone cameras
It is increasingly common for users to place their smartphone attached to the handlebars of motorcycles. The iPhone is placed on a cradle and offers various information that the driver can use. In some cases there may be a problem.
Second an announcement, Apple says that the user by exposing their iPhone to high frequency vibrations, and for a long time, this behavior may damage the camera's sensors permanently. The company also notes that the iPhone's Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Auto Focus (AF) camera systems are designed to last.
However, direct and long-term exposure to high-amplitude vibrations can damage or degrade its performance and affect the overall quality of the photo and video.
High-power or large-volume motorcycle engines generate intense, wide-ranging vibrations that are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. It is not recommended to attach your iPhone to motorcycles with high-powered or large-volume motors, due to the amplitude of vibration in certain frequency ranges they generate.
Attaching your iPhone to vehicles with small volume or electric motors, such as mopeds and scooters, can lead to comparatively lower amplitude vibrations, but if you do, a vibration dampening mount is recommended to reduce the risk of damage to the iPhone. your iPhone and on your OIS and AF systems. It is also recommended to avoid regular use for prolonged periods to further reduce the risk of damage.
Therefore, at issue may be the type of support that being weak and passing all the intense vibration to the equipment, will lead, as Apple said, to a degradation of image quality.
This type of problem, which has only just been detected, may have only happened to a niche of users. Large displacement motorcycles, long periods of use of the smartphone attached to the handlebars and poor quality brackets. These seem to be the requirements for the iPhone to lose performance on camera.