A disturbing bug in the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera has been confirmed by Apple and is getting a fix.
As reported by 9to5Mac (opens in new tab) and shared in Youtube (opens in new tab) and social media (opens in new tab)Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro camera system goes into almost uncontrollable vibration when used with a handful of third-party apps.
So, uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera pic.twitter.com/7HH1wLFjdFSeptember 16, 2022
In another video shared on YouTube, an iPhone 14 Pro owner is running TikTok while the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera system shakes violently enough to make the video almost blurry and the phone hum. Similar videos were shared on Twitter by users of the Snapchat app, which is also affected.
We’ve used the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, released on September 16, extensively and with both apps and haven’t encountered any similar issues. However, the problem is serious and real enough that Apple acknowledged it in a statement to .
“We are aware of the issue and a fix will be released within the next week,” an Apple spokesperson said in an email.
There were no further details on why this is happening or exactly what these users are seeing. Some iPhone 14 Pro customers have assumed this is related to the optical image stabilization system, but it could just as easily be the system switching between lenses for, say, ultrawide and telephoto.
While it’s concerning that Apple’s new iPhone 14 lineup is suffering from an early but noticeable bug, kudos to Apple for quickly recognizing it and preparing a quick fix.
Considering the importance of the iPhone 14 Pro’s new camera system (48MP pixel binning sensor, new ultrawide camera, new 2X zoom option), a bug like this could render the phone essentially unusable.
There are some concerns that using the phone with these third-party apps while the tremor occurs could cause damage to the phone, but Apple has not offered confirmation on this.
Still, while we wait for this fix, we think it might be better to use apps that don’t shake the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera.
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