High-amplitude of vibrations in vehicles can damage components in IPhone’s camera: Apple

Apple’s IPhone comes with a very sophisticated camera and wide array of components are used to make the camera quality of IPhone polished. Apple who is one the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Apple has recently disclosed the information on their support page that IPhone’s camera systems are vulnerable to high-amplitude of vibrations.

According to the company’s support page, some iPhone models have closed-loop autofocus (AF).2 Closed-loop AF resists the effects of gravity and vibration to preserve sharp focus in stills, videos, and panoramas. With closed-loop AF, on-board magnetic sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and determine the lens position so that the compensating motion can be set accurately.

The OIS(optical image stabilizer) and closed-loop AF systems in iPhone are designed for durability. However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term 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. It is recommended to avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations. This was the explanation provided by the Apple on their support page.

Apple has advised users to keep the phone out of extended periods of high-amplitude vibrations. Apple also claimed that high-amplitude vibration of motorcycle engines, which are transmitted through the vehicles chassis and handlebars can damage the camera of the IPhone which can lead to degraded quality of photos and videos.

Apple has cautioned the users to not attach the phone to the vehicles having high-power engines, incase still they have to attach it; they can use phone holders with dampeners to provide the phone enough protection from the high-amplitude vibrations.

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