Following the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, some early adopters of the devices have noticed that the rear camera’s main lens vibrates uncontrollably in third-party apps with camera functionality such as Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram, whose As a result shaky video. This issue does not affect the built-in camera app.
This problem has been reported by users across the country Twitter, reddit, TIC TocAnd this MacRumors Forum Since the iPhone 14 Pro models launched on Friday, it is not clear how widespread the problem is or what the underlying cause is. The main lens on the iPhone 14 Pro model features “second generation” sensor-shift optical image stabilization, and it’s possible that the stabilizer is at work due to a software bug, but that’s just speculation.
YouTuber Luke Miani said he experienced the issue on one of the iPhone 14 Pro Max units that he was testing. Miyani shared a video of the issue that shows the main lens on the device vibrating uncontrollably, and he said that the incident resulted in the lens being unable to focus properly in subsequent use, even in the camera app Is. Miyani said he took the iPhone to an Apple Store and was able to exchange the device for a new one.
If the problem is due to a software bug, Apple may implement a fix in iOS 16.1 beta. We have contacted Apple to ask if it is aware of the issue and/or is investigating, but the company has not yet responded to our request for comment.
Until the issue is resolved, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max owners should avoid opening the camera in apps like Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram if they are concerned about possible damage to the rear camera system. We will share any additional information about this issue, including any feedback from Apple, as it becomes available.