In a continuation of yesterday’s report citing errors in iPhone 14 pro’s camera while using third-party apps, Apple has announced that the fix would be released by them, instead of apps like Snapchat and Instagram- on which the errors were seen.
Likely to release as soon as next week, Apple’s software update will aim to fix an issue with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max where using the camera in third-party apps like Snapchat, Instagram, or TikTok would lead to a shaking image and grinding or buzzing noises coming from the camera bump.
According to a statement by Apple spokesperson Alex Kirschner, the company is “aware of the issue and a fix will be released next week.” While the camera was working well on Apple’s Camera app, it seemed rather shaky on third-party apps including Instagram and Snapchat. Although it was speculated that these apps would have to provide updates, Apple’s release of the update makes it seem that the issue is with the iPhone and its APIs rather than the third-party apps.
Although Apple’s statement didn’t reveal exactly what’s causing the issue, there’s been speculation that it came down to the phone’s optical image stabilization system. According to Apple’s website, the regular iPhone 14, which doesn’t appear to have this issue, also has this system, but the Pro uses a “second-generation” version of it that’s not found on the regular model.
This update will be the second one for the iPhone 14 Pro model since its recent launch, with iOS 16.0.1, released last week to fix an issue where some photos turned out soft “when zooming in landscape orientation on iPhone 14 Pro Max.”