UPDATE 9/22: Apple has released iOS 16.0.2, which fixes the camera bug issue.
“Camera may vibrate and create blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max,” Apple says in the release notes.
The update also fixes a problem whereby the “display may appear completely black during device setup.” It also stops the constant permission requests when copying and pasting content, as well as touch issues on older iPhones after being serviced and VoiceOver not working after a reboot.
Apple has acknowledged and promised to fix a bug that makes the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max rear camera shake when used with certain third-party apps.
An update—the second so far for Apple’s new smartphones—will be released “next week,” according to Bloomberg(Opens in a new window).
New iPhone 14 models hit shelves on Friday, and buyers soon reported a catalog of issues, including a problem activating FaceTime(Opens in a new window) and repeated copy-and-paste permission(Opens in a new window) requests (a fix is also reportedly coming(Opens in a new window) for the latter). In this case, users took to social media to complain of camera shakes and rattling sounds when taking photos with an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max in Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.
“Yeah, you can see it moving,” YouTuber Luke Miani said in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, adding that his phone is “in for an Apple Store visit.” Miani isn’t alone in experiencing the so-called buzz bug, which, if we didn’t know better, could be mistaken for a sci-fi filter for creating vibrating, humming scenes.
The bug, Bloomberg explains, is the result of malfunctioning optical image stabilization technology, which is designed to take sharp photos even if you accidentally move the phone.
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“We’re aware of the issue and a fix will be released next week,” an Apple spokesperson tells CNBC(Opens in a new window). The company did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.
The glitch does not appear to impact Apple’s pre-installed camera capabilities, nor the base iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models, suggesting the problem lies with the Pro and Pro Max iDevices—which feature a triple rear camera (including ultra-wide macro mode and 3x telephoto) and 48-megapixel Quad Bayer sensor.
Affected users are encouraged to avoid situations that cause their camera to shake or make a grinding/rattling sound, as it could damage the handset, 9to5Mac notes(Opens in a new window).
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