iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shaking and Vibrating in Apps Like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram for Some Users

Following the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, some early adopters of the devices have noticed that the rear camera's main lens vibrates uncontrollably when the camera is opened in apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram, resulting in shaky video. The issue does not appear to affect the built-in Camera app.

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The issue has been reported by users across Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, and the MacRumors Forums since the iPhone 14 Pro models launched on Friday, but it is unclear how widespread the problem is or what the underlying cause is. The main lens on iPhone 14 Pro models features "second-generation" sensor-shift optical image stabilization, and it is possible that the stabilizer is acting up due to a software bug, but this is merely speculation.

YouTuber Luke Miani said he experienced the issue on one of the iPhone 14 Pro Max units that he was testing. Miani shared a video of the issue that shows the main lens on the device vibrating uncontrollably, and he said the incident resulted in the lens being unable to focus properly in subsequent usage, even in the Camera app. Miani said that he took the iPhone to an Apple Store and was able to exchange the device for a new one.


If the issue is due to a software bug, Apple could implement a fix in the iOS 16.1 beta. We have reached out to Apple asking if it is aware of and/or investigating the issue, but the company has yet to respond to our request for comment.

Until the matter is resolved, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max owners should avoid opening the camera in apps like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram if they are concerned about potential damage to the rear camera system. We will share any additional information about this issue, including any response from Apple, as it becomes available.

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seek3r Avatar
2 weeks ago

Work from home quality. This is probably the first iPhone to be developed mostly during Covid.

Now we know why Cook is adamant about workers returning to the office. "Working" from the beach is over. Tim Cook has all the data on the lack of productivity and disengagement. Macrumors forum posters do not. Tim Cook wins.
Welp, took 5 comments for one of the anti-WFH fanatics to come out of the woodwork and pretend bugs never existed before the pandemic ?‍♂️
Score: 86 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
2 weeks ago
Apple's new feature, Dynamic Camera™
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F23 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Jiggle Gate!
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JM Avatar
2 weeks ago

Work from home quality. This is probably the first iPhone to be developed mostly during Covid.

Now we know why Cook is adamant about workers returning to the office. "Working" from the beach is over. Tim Cook has all the data on the lack of productivity and employee disengagement. Macrumors forum posters that claim they know how to run Apple better are not smarter than Tim Cook.
your comment reads like a comedy skit, where Cook comes storming down the beach telling all the sunbathers to “get back to work you lazy people” ? silly
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kirk.vino Avatar
2 weeks ago
I mean, that is nuts if a software bug potentially causes a hardware defect that can only be fixed by exchanging the phone. Couldn’t be happier that I haven’t upgraded this time around, the amount of issues with this new release is no fun.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Htsi Avatar
2 weeks ago
Yep! Got this issue lol
What a mess
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