iPhone 14 Pro owners have reported issues when recording videos in third-party apps with the camera, with the smartphone producing blurry and shaky footage.
Apple’s update for the iPhone 14 Pro includes a number of camera changes, including a 48-megapixel sensor and an Action mode that produces smooth video. However, it seems that third-party apps that use the camera are having issues with the new hardware. Some users have noticed that the camera module shakes when used in apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. As 9to5Mac first reported, the issue results in videos captured by the camera in the apps failing to post due to the constant erratic movement. Posts on social media such as Reddit claim that there is a lot of stuttering, which is believed to be optical image stabilization system (OIS) shake. In the case of the iPhone 14 Pro, the 48MP main camera features Apple’s second-generation Sensor Shift OIS, which physically moves the sensor, while the other camera uses an older and more conventional OIS system.
iPhone 14 Pro camera: Probably a software problem
Some users report that they can see and hear the shake and mechanical movement when using the third-party app’s camera capabilities. In a video showing the problem, the iPhone can be seen moving slightly and making a grinding noise. It is unknown how many iPhones could be affected by the problem. I myself could not reproduce the problem. While the issue occurs with third-party apps, it doesn’t seem to occur when using the default camera app in iOS 16. That could indicate that there is a software issue that needs to be addressed by the apps how they communicate and work with the camera module. However, it is also conceivable that Apple will release an update for iOS 16 that fixes the error. At the moment it is unclear how Apple will react to the phenomenon. (Image: Apple)