We all know that the new iPhone 14 is launched now, and there are some rumblings about its camera. Or, more accurately, rumblings from its camera.
For some owners — it’s unclear how many iPhones are affected — it seems that third-party apps like Snapchat or Instagram can cause the camera of both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to begin vibrating uncontrollably and noisily. The rattling stops once the app is closed, and the problem does not seem to occur when used in the default, Apple-provided camera app.
Owners have taken to social media to express their discontent, among them tech YouTuber Luke Miani, said:
“So, uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera,” he tweeted.
Early indications are that a strange glitch is coming from the camera itself, rather than the phone’s vibration actuator.
Miani’s full video review gives a closeup that demonstrates the iPhone’s main camera lens vibrating in all directions in its housing.
Another video uploaded to TikTok shows just how ridiculous the camera bug can be.
This is truly one of the more bizarre bugs and/or defects seen in a just-launched smartphone, especially coming from Apple.
According to MacRumors, it might be due to a bug that’s causing the camera’s stabilizer, equipped with sensor-shift image stabilization, to wig out. But no one really knows for sure.
Hopefully, this issue can be ironed out with a future software update, as is usually the case. But still, it’s an irresponsible oversight on by Apple.