It seems that Apple recently released an official statement stating that the vibrations generated by motorcycles have the potential to damage the optical image stabiliser or closed-loop autofocus systems on iPhones. With that being said, Apple recommends riders not attach their iPhones directly to the chassis or the handlebar of the motorcycle in order to avoid damage to the phone’s camera.
While low powered motorcycles and electric scooters might not generate strong enough vibration to damage iPhone’s camera, Apple still recommends using a phone mount that comes with built-in shock absorbers to dampen the vibrations. That in mind, there is no information on whether the vibrations from motorcycles could damage smartphones from other brands, so as a precaution, do take the necessary steps to protect your device.
First ride on the motorcycle and I think I toasted the camera in my iPhone.— James Chadbourne (@mack505) September 4, 2021
8 miles. Crappy design.
According to the report, iPhones newer than the iPhone 6 Plus as well as the iPhone SE are susceptible to the issues mentioned above. But that's not all, if you want to find out more information, head over to Apple's official website.
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