Apple warns iPhone owners not to mount their phones on motorcycles or mopeds, otherwise they will have problems with the camera.
Have you seen motorcycle accessories where you can attach your phone to the steering wheel of your motorcycle and see it while riding? Apple warns that exposure to high-frequency vibrations in certain frequency bands can degrade some of the phone's camera systems over time.
With one support document published on Friday "Exposure to vibrations, such as those generated by high-powered motorcycle engines, can affect iPhone cameras," said Apple. "Placing your iPhone on these vehicles can expose them to large and in certain frequency ranges consistently, this is likely to lead to a degradation of the visual image stabilization of the telephone or OIS and closed loop autofocus systems over time.
The above are the systems that help your iPhone take great photos. Technically, the OIS system contains a gyroscope that reduces image movement and blur. When you move, the camera lens moves according to the angle of the gyroscope, which ensures that you take a nice photo. The closed-loop autofocus system, meanwhile, uses magnetic sensors to "measure the effects of gravity and vibration and determine the position of the lens so that compensatory motion can be precisely adjusted," according to Apple.
"The AF OIS and closed loop systems on the iPhone are designed for durability," the company explained. "However, as with many consumer electronics that include systems such as OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-bandwidth vibrations in certain frequency bands can degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. It is recommended that you avoid exposing your iPhone to extensive wide-angle vibrations. ”
If you're wondering if you can mount your phone on your camera, of course you can, but Apple just prefers to avoid it.
"High-power or high-intensity motorcycle engines produce intense wide-range vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and steering wheel. "It is not recommended to place your iPhone on motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines, due to the range of vibrations in certain frequency ranges they create", the support document states.