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Apple Confirms iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shake Issue, Says Fix Coming Next Week

Camera shake could be affecting some users with third-party apps like Snapchat and TikTok.

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The three rear cameras of a deep purple iPhone 14 Pro point upward

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro comes with three larger rear-facing cameras.

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Apple says an iPhone 14 Pro software update is coming for a camera shake issue that looks to be happening when using certain third-party apps, such as Snapchat and TikTok.

"We're aware of the issue, and a fix will be released next week," an Apple spokesperson told CNET in an email. In a separate statement, Snapchat said it's working to address the issue.

The issue also causes rattling noises as a result of the optical image stabilization hardware not working correctly, according to a report Monday from Bloomberg.

This isn't the first update Apple has had to release since the launch of the iPhone 14 on Sept. 16. Apple released iOS 16.0.1 last week to address a few issues with the new iPhones, including problems during activation and soft-looking photos when zooming in on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. 

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models are Apple's flagship devices for the year. The iPhone remains Apple's most important yearly hardware product. Last quarter, the iPhone helped bring in $40.7 billion in revenue, up 3% from the same time period a year prior.

Driving strong demand, and delays, for the new 14 Pro and Pro Max models is the new 48-megapixel camera. It's the first major megapixel upgrade to an iPhone since the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in 2015. That's not to say Apple hasn't been putting out improved camera hardware, but rather the megapixel count has stayed the same, regardless of other hardware changes. Also new and noteworthy, along with the camera upgrade, is the Dynamic Island, a software system to help make the pill-shaped camera cutout more of a feature than a compromise.