Apple warns iPhone users who ride motorcycles that bike can damage device

APPLE has warned motorcycle riders that their iPhones could be damaged by their bike rides.

It's the vibrations from the engines of high-power motorcycles, transmitted through the chassis and handlebars, that can damage iPhone cameras when the phone is attached to the front of a bike for navigation or other reasons.

"Exposing your iPhone to high amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges, specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines, can degrade the performance of the camera system," read the company's statement first reported by Mac Rumors.

Apple's optical image stabilization (OIS) technology, used to make iPhone images less blurry to compensate for shaky hands, can be damaged by these vibrations.

The closed-loop autofocus, used to keep sharp focus amid gravity or vibrations, can also be affected.

While these softwares are designed to last, long-term and direct exposure to high amplitude vibrations can damage them, Apple said.

"As is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos," the company added.

Motorcycles with smaller engines such as scooters offer less risk of damage, but Apple still recommends a vibration dampening mount and limiting exposure.

Apple's warning comes as it recently delayed its rollout of technology that will scan people's iPhone photos for child sexual abuse imagery.

The controversial protection tools announced last month had been accused by some of undermining people's privacy.

Another privacy concern emerged earlier this week when it was revealed the O.MG iPhone charging cable may be recording and leaking what you're typing, ranging from passwords to bank account details, as users have been warned.

The Lightning to USB-C cable used by hackers is made to mimic an Apple cord from the outside.

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