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    Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    I think there have been threads about this, based on user experience, but here's the official line from Apple...

    IPhone owners should beware picking up bad vibrations from powerful motorbikes, as they may damage camera systems, Apple has said.

    The technology giant published a warning iPhones should not be attached to powerful bikes, in a support document spotted by MacRumors.

    Engine vibrations can harm phones' optical-image stabilisation or closed-loop autofocus systems, it says.

    Full article at https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58507764

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Wrap in duct tape, will be fine

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Why would you want to?

    Your bike has a SatNav, a proper TomTom is the best.

    You don’t need to be distracted by the screen livening up because of an email or text etc.

    You can tell Siri to do anything through your intercom.

    Anyway our bikes don’t vibrate?

    Enough Said…. J
    Last edited by JamieMac; 13th September 2021 at 03:47 PM.

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Turn you phone off and stick it in your pocket. Keep your eyes on the road. If you can't navigate by road signs you shouldn't have a licence

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieMac View Post
    Why would you want to?

    Your bike has a SatNav, a proper TomTom is the best.

    You don’t need to be distracted by the screen livening up because of an email or text etc.

    You can tell Siri to do anything through your intercom.

    Anyway our bikes don’t vibrate?

    Enough Said…. J
    Tomtom ? What? I thought it died in 2006.

    There is nothing better than Google maps in 2021

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbadboy View Post
    Tomtom ? What? I thought it died in 2006.

    There is nothing better than Google maps in 2021
    Yeah right! Speed Camera Warnings? Nope Way Points or Stops? Nope

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Never thought this post would be so devisive lol. I've never liked the idea of using my phone as a Sat Nav, indeed I just bought a new sat nav... absolute PITA that they've changed the power connection vs old Navigator which I had, but I'm getting used to Ram mounts....

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieMac View Post
    Yeah right! Speed Camera Warnings? Nope Way Points or Stops? Nope
    Google maps have all above.

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbadboy View Post
    Google maps have all above.
    Google maps routing sucks. Its not configurable without a serious amount of toil, and even then it fights to the death to send you on the route you didn't want. If I was road riding *for fun* more I wouldn't use it.

    Wrt apple's statement nice cop out on the warranty for their £1200 devices.

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    Re: Don't mount iPhones to Motorbikes says Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Google maps routing sucks. Its not configurable without a serious amount of toil, and even then it fights to the death to send you on the route you didn't want. If I was road riding *for fun* more I wouldn't use it.

    Wrt apple's statement nice cop out on the warranty for their £1200 devices.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Yea, I hate that feature too.

    On positive side, their live traffic thing works excellent, I found it to be very precise

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