Home / Photos / Apple says your motorbike can damage your iPhone camera

Apple says your motorbike can damage your iPhone camera

Apple’s iPhones are some of the best devices available in the market right now to click sharp. Now, Apple has published a detailed guide explaining how high-amplitude vibrations, particularly the ones coming from motorbikes can damage the iPhone camera system.

In a support page Apple said that if you accidentally move a camera when you take a picture, the resulting image can be blurry. To prevent this, some iPhone models have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS lets you take sharp photos even if you accidentally move the camera. With OIS, a gyroscope senses that the camera moved. To reduce image motion, and the resulting blur, the lens moves according to the angle of the gyroscope.
1/6 In a support page Apple said that if you accidentally move a camera when you take a picture, the resulting image can be blurry. To prevent this, some iPhone models have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS lets you take sharp photos even if you accidentally move the camera. With OIS, a gyroscope senses that the camera moved. To reduce image motion, and the resulting blur, the lens moves according to the angle of the gyroscope. (Pixabay)
But that’s just one feature that makes iPhones capture great images. Apple says that some iPhone models have closed-loop autofocus, which resists the effects of gravity and vibration to preserve sharp focus in stills, videos, and panoramas. With this feature, the on-board magnetic sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and determine the lens position so that the compensating motion can be set accurately.
2/6 But that’s just one feature that makes iPhones capture great images. Apple says that some iPhone models have closed-loop autofocus, which resists the effects of gravity and vibration to preserve sharp focus in stills, videos, and panoramas. With this feature, the on-board magnetic sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and determine the lens position so that the compensating motion can be set accurately. (Pixabay)
Now, the OIS and closed-loop AF systems in iPhones are designed for durability. But direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos.
3/6 Now, the OIS and closed-loop AF systems in iPhones are designed for durability. But direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. (Pixabay)
Apple said that ‘High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. It is not recommended to attach your iPhone to motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines due to the amplitude of the vibration in certain frequency ranges that they generate.’
4/6 Apple said that ‘High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. It is not recommended to attach your iPhone to motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines due to the amplitude of the vibration in certain frequency ranges that they generate.’ (Pixabay)
Optical Image Stabalisation is available on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and later including the second generation iPhone SE. Ultra Wide camera on iPhone 11 and later doesn't have OIS, nor does the Telephoto camera on iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.
5/6 Optical Image Stabalisation is available on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and later including the second generation iPhone SE. Ultra Wide camera on iPhone 11 and later doesn't have OIS, nor does the Telephoto camera on iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus. (Pixabay)
The closed-loop AF is available on all iPhone models iPhone XS onwards.
6/6 The closed-loop AF is available on all iPhone models iPhone XS onwards. (Pixabay)