Apple: If you want the camera to last, don’t connect your phone to motorcycles, mopeds or scooters!

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Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) – Some phone cameras may become degraded over time by exposure to high-amplitude vibrations in certain frequency bands.

The message for Apple’s iPhone customers is: Don’t connect your phone to them, you appreciate your camera, motors and scooters.

In a support document published on Friday with a unique, long and oddly special title: “Apple said that attaching your iPhone to these vehicles could expose them to high amplitude vibrations in a certain frequency range, as is the case in high motorcycle power generators, might have an impact on iPod cameras.” This may therefore contribute to the degeneration of the OIS and closed-loop focusing systems of optical image stabilization over the years.

Given that these are the systems that help to make amazing photos of your iPhone, even if you mistakenly move to offset the effects of gravity and vibration, it’s not good to mess up them. In this way your photo and video quality will be reduced. Each iPhone starting with an iPhone 6 Plus has either an OIS or a focusing system in closed circuits.

In technical terms, the OIS system includes an image movement and blurring gyroscope. On moving, the camera lens moves according to the gyroscope angle, which guarantees you a good photograph. Meanwhile, the focusing technology with the locked-loop autofocus uses on-board magnetic sensors to ‘detect gravity, vibration and lens location to correctly adjust the compensatory movement,’ says Apple.

“OIS and iPhone closed-loop AF systems are built for long life,” claimed the business. “These systems can nevertheless be diminished and the quality of images for photos and movies decreased, as is the case for many consumer devices including OIS systems, by long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibration within specified frequency bands. You should not expose your iPhone to prolonged vibrations with high amplitudes.”

Some of you might wonder whether this means that you can’t drive a motorcycle around your iPhone. You can be clear, but Apple only wants to avoid placing it elsewhere.

“Motorcycles with high power or high volume create severe vibrations that are transferred via the chassis and handles. It’s not advised that the amplification of the vibration in specific frequency ranges they produce be attached to motorcycles with high-power or high-value engines,” the supporting paper adds.

Apple suggests that you use a vibrating damping mount to limit the danger of damage to iPhone, OIS and closed loop autofocus systems if you are more of an individual type on a moped or scooter. However, the business still cautions that you should not regularly attach your iPhone to such vehicles.