Apple will release a software update to fix an issue with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max where using the camera in third-party apps like Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok would lead to a shaking image and buzzing or grinding noises coming from the camera bump.
According to a statement emailed to The Verge by Alex Kirschner, Apple’s spokesperson, the tech giant was aware of the issue and a fix will be released next week.
When the reports of the bug began hitting over the weekend, it wasn’t clear of the issue was with the third-party apps themselves or with iOS 16, though the cameras functioned just fine in Apple’s own app. As Apple is releasing an update, it appears that the issue is with the iPhone and its APIs rather than the third-party apps.
The company’s statement does not say exactly what’s causing the issue. It is speculated that the problem came down to the iPhone 14 Pro’s optical image stabilization system. According to Apple’s website, the regular iPhone, which does not appear to have the camera issue, also employs this system, but the Pro uses a second-generation version of it that’s not found on the regular model.