After the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, some early adopters of the devices noticed that the main lens of the rear camera was shaking uncontrollably in third-party apps with camera functionality, such as Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram. shaky video. The issue does not affect the built-in Camera app.

iPhone 14 Pro Rear Camera
The problem has been reported by all users Twitter, Reddit, TikTokand MacRumors Forums As the iPhone 14 Pro models went on sale on Friday, however, it’s unclear how widespread the problem is or what the root cause is. The main lens on the iPhone 14 Pro models has optical image stabilization with a “second-generation” sensor, and it is possible that the stabilizer works due to a software bug, but this is just speculation.

YouTuber Luke Miani said he experienced a problem with one of the iPhone 14 Pro Max devices he tested. Miani shared a video of the problem showing the device’s main lens shaking uncontrollably, which he said resulted in the lens not being able to focus properly on subsequent use, even in the Camera app. Miani 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’ve reached out to Apple and asked if it’s aware of and/or investigating the issue, but the company has yet to respond 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 potential damage to the rear camera system. We will share any additional information regarding this issue, including any response from Apple, as it becomes available.

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