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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => Tiger 800 / 900 - General Discussion => Topic started by: matt748 on September 14, 2021, 02:00:37 PM

Title: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: matt748 on September 14, 2021, 02:00:37 PM
Just wondered if anyone had read the BBC report re Apple warning riders not to use iPhones attached to motorcycles, as it may damage the camera systems due to vibrations.

Personally I’m using an XR for Calimoto etc, mounted on the mirror stem in a Ultimate Addons case which “has a dedicated shock absorbing insert”. No problems so far, but it has made me think a bit more about it.

Has anyone on here suffered camera issues because of mounting?

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58507764 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58507764)
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: prenticemarie on September 14, 2021, 03:03:15 PM
Another good reason for not following the overpriced Apple gravy train !  :028:
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: fac191 on September 14, 2021, 03:06:06 PM
And then there is the Pegasus software.
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: matt748 on September 14, 2021, 03:19:15 PM
*Originally Posted by prenticemarie [+]
Another good reason for not following the overpriced Apple gravy train !  :028:

The problem isn’t specific to Apple (it’s just that it’s Apple that has issued the warning).
Any phone with optical image stabilisation (OIS) is potentially affected: Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel etc.
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: Georgeinabz on September 14, 2021, 08:28:21 PM
Just watched apples iPhone 13 presentation, starring a delivery rider on a moped , bumping over kerbs , in the rain & dropping the phone 😂😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: Georgeinabz on September 14, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
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Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: K1W1 on September 14, 2021, 10:40:16 PM
This issue has been known for several years and was first discovered by people using Quadlocks. Quadlock have subsequently introduced a vibration reducing mount that sits between the handlebar bracket and the phone mount. There is (or was at least) a list of bikes that they recommend that the mounts be used with on their web site.
The issue is not specific to Apple phones as has already been mentioned.
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: louthtiger on September 15, 2021, 08:22:58 AM
I have used an iphone for Sat Nav with an Ultimate addons holder on my bikes for over 50k miles with no problems. Missenden flyer reported problems with quadlock mounts.
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: 1Parsec on September 15, 2021, 04:39:01 PM
I would not mount any phone which has a camera with optical image stabilsation to a motorbike.
The stabilisation mechanism is very delicate and will be knackered double quick on a bike.   I've had friends with top spec IPhones & Samsungs that have failed due to motorbike use.
I use a basic phone which does not have OIS for the camera and I haven't had any problems with it for the 3-4 years I've been using it on my bike.
Cheers,
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: K1W1 on September 15, 2021, 11:02:51 PM
When the issue first cropped up with Quadlock they identified a list if bikes that had had issues and there were mainly large singles and twins that are known to vibrate. Things like air cooled Ducati’s and Harleys. I don’t recall ever seeing a Triumph of any sort on the list.
Title: Re: ‘Apple iPhone risk from powerful motorbike vibrations’ report
Post by: dragon88 on September 16, 2021, 02:55:30 AM
Smart move is to have a cheapo phone for nav etc and keep your main phone packed away. After years OTR riding RTW its just not worth the risk having something that is so important these days damaged by the elements/vibrations/murhys law etc.