Early adopters of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have discovered that the back camera main lens vibrates excessively in Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram, resulting in shaky video. The issue doesn’t seem to affect Camera.
Since the iPhone 14 Pro versions launched on Friday, users on Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, and the MacRumors Forums have reported the issue. It’s unknown how common it is or what’s causing it. The main lens of iPhone 14 Pro versions has “second-generation” sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The stabilizer may be acting up owing to a software fault, however this is speculation.
Luke Miani stated he encountered the issue when testing an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Miani provided a video showing the device’s main lens vibrating violently. He said the incident caused the lens to be unable to focus properly, even in the Camera app. Miani exchanged his iPhone at an Apple Store.
The grinding sound is alarming. Twitter video below.
So uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera pic.twitter.com/7HH1wLFjdF
— Luke Miani (@LukeMiani) September 16, 2022
We suspect sensor-shift image stabilization is to blame. It’s typical to hear rattling on phones with optical stabilization, but this is different.
Since there’s no noise or shakiness when using the iPhone camera app, software updates may help (either an iPhone update or app updates). It’s a severe problem that must be fixed immediately.
What about the fix?
Apple is working on a software update to fix a problem with some iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max cameras, according to reports. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that the update will come out next week.
The update fixes a problem that caused some cameras in the iPhone 14 Pro series to shake and make an annoying grinding sound. This problem seems to happen only when third-party apps use the camera.