Apple: Connecting iPhones to motorcycles: Why Apple and BMW ‘can’t agree’ – Times of India


New Delhi: Auto Manufacturers bmw has released a smartphone mount for its motorcycles that appears to be not in sync Applerecommendations of. Called the ConnectedRide Cradle, it’s a universal phone mount that can attach motorbikes to phones. NS BMW ConnectedRide Cradle Allows the smartphone to control and display real-time information about the bike through its multi controller Celebration.
According to Apple, such mounts can be an invitation to damage your smartphone. In a support note published on its website, Apple warns users that exposure to the vibrations generated by high-powered motorcycle engines can cause impacts. iPhone cameras. “Exposing your iPhone to high amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges, particularly those generated by high-power motorized engines, may impair camera system performance,” Apple said in its support document.
“High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. This causes your iPhone to engage due to the amplitude of motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines It is not recommended to vibrate in some of the frequency ranges that they generate. Connecting your iPhone to vehicles with small-volume or electric engines, such as mopeds and scooters, can result in comparatively low-amplitude vibrations, but if Vibration damping mount is recommended if you do this to reduce the risk of damage to your iPhone and its OIS and AF system. It is also recommended to avoid regular use for a long time to further reduce the risk of damage is,” Apple said in its support note to customers.
As far as the BMW accessory ConnectedRide Cradle is concerned, it is compatible with the manufacturer’s R1200 GS motorbike and can be fitted with older BMW bikes as well. There’s also the option of wired charging via USB-C, along with 7.5W Qi wireless charging.
According to a report from Jalopnik, it’s not clear whether it will be covered by Apple’s warranty, in case the iPhone’s cameras on the accessory break.