Apple’s unusual warning about risk to the iPhone from motorcycle vibrations

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Problem is intense high amplitude vibrations generated by powerful engines

Apple has issued a warning to iPhone users warning that motorcycles with powerful engines could damage the camera’s camera system on iPhone phones.

Engine vibrations can damage the image stabilizer (OIS for “optical-image stabilization“) and auto focus (“closed-loop autofocus“), the company said in a statement.

Several models would be susceptible to damage.

Thus, the recommendation is that the device is not attached to powerful motorcycles – often the phone is placed in a bracket connected to the vehicle’s handlebars so that the driver can access navigation applications during their journey.