Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

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Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by Firebolter » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:54 am

I personally have never had an issue-
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/apple-warn ... otorcycles
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Post by smdub » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:12 pm

I think Phoo warned of this back when we were riding the KAT. There are definitely reports out there of vibration killing the delicate moving bits of both iphone & android cameras. I've never had a problem mounting my phone direct to a bike using QuadLocks (which is about as direct as it gets) but Quadlock makes a vibration damper mount now. I bought one and its installed on one of the bikes. Seems to be well designed/made. Has positive retention if one of the little rubbers fail. Will prob order a few more for the other bikes.
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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by Bucho » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:39 pm

Firebolter wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:54 am
I personally have never had an issue-
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/apple-warn ... otorcycles
It says “high power motorcycles”. So Im fine with my WR250R right
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Post by Twist » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:27 pm

I looked at smdub's quad lock mount at Bill's ADV ride this year and changed over to that with the inductive charger and the vibration isolator. I've never had any problems with my phones mounted up but hey, why not be thorough. With the newer phones being pretty much weather proof, I keep mine mounted up and charged on the go and use it for guidance as much as my GPS now.

I guess Apple's getting enough warranty claims on them to put out the bulletin.
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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by Twist » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:30 pm

Bucho wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:39 pm
Firebolter wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:54 am
I personally have never had an issue-
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/apple-warn ... otorcycles
It says “high power motorcycles”. So Im fine with my WR250R right
Apple said the low-frequency vibrations caused by low-power and electric motorcycles can also be damaging and advises using a vibration dampening mount on these types of vehicles and limiting the duration of the phone's exposure to them.
Huh, I never really considered my WR250R a "Low-power" motorcycle but whatever...
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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by phoo » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:34 pm

smdub wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:12 pm
I think Phoo warned of this back when we were riding the KAT.
That is correct. The vibrations destroyed the image stabilization mechanism, which was "funny" because when I turned the camera on, it would literally buzz, then fail. The stabilization was actually mechanical, I guess. But time has passed and image stabilization is usually done by having a sensor that is larger than the image that is stored, and the stabilization is done through software. That Apple is announcing this *NOW*, when everyone else already solved it and aren't having problems, is ludicrous.


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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by mantakos » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:35 am

phoo wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:34 pm
... But time has passed and image stabilization is usually done by having a sensor that is larger than the image that is stored, and the stabilization is done through software. That Apple is announcing this *NOW*, when everyone else already solved it and aren't having problems, is ludicrous...
Doing mechanical image stabilization in hardware ("OIS") is a common feature in high-end phones, both Apple and Android, and continues to appear on newly released phones. Software based stabilization (EIS) is useful for video, OIS is useful for both video and photos. OIS is particularly useful for low-light photos.

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Post by aai » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:56 am

My iphone overheats due to the sun and goes in limp mode
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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by smdub » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:43 am

Vibration can kill anything mechanical. Even if using electronic stabilization, most cameras still have a focus mechanism that can be affected.
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Re: Don't mount your iphone to A MOTORCYCLE!

Post by phoo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:36 pm

mantakos wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:35 am
Doing mechanical image stabilization in hardware ("OIS") is a common feature in high-end phones, both Apple and Android, and continues to appear on newly released phones.
https://www.androidauthority.com/image- ... n-1087083/

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