All riders of two-wheelers, who use their iPhone for guidance, risk being lost!
Notice to bikers and other scooter riders: fixing your iPhone on your two-wheeler could permanently damage your headed smartphone. In any case, this is what Apple explains in a page d’assistance published on September 10, 2021.
“High horsepower motorcycle engines generate intense high amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the frame and handlebars.” Apple explains. “Long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibration in certain frequency ranges can degrade your iPhone’s performance and lead to lower quality of photos and videos. “
Is implicated the photo part of the iPhone, which includes an optical stabilization system and an autofocus, two elements sensitive to vibrations. Fix your iPhone on the handlebars of a motorcycle or a scooter (and even a electric scooter) would expose it to strong vibrations capable of lasting damage to the smartphone.
MacRumors has compiled some testimonials from two-wheeler drivers confirming these problems. On its support page, Apple simply recommends using “A vibration damping support. “ It remains to be seen why the firm decides to put this support page online now, as it prepares to lift the veil on its new flagship, l’iPhone 13.
First ride on the motorcycle and I think I toasted the camera in my iPhone.
8 miles. Crappy design.
— James Chadbourne (@mack505) September 4, 2021