iPhone 14 Pro Owners Report Unusually Slow Camera App

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have only been on sale for a few days but they are both already suffering from a couple of problems.

The latest is a number of reports claiming that the Camera app is particularly slow, often taking seconds to load.

The issue, which doesn’t appear to happen when an iPhone has been restarted or the Camera app force-closed, only appears to impact iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models according to various reports.

MacRumors cites one reader as saying that the camera app can sometimes take as many as five seconds to launch.

I have the same issue with my iPhone 14 Pro (non Max). When restarting the phone and starting the camera app the camera turns on immediately. After closing and opening the camera app it always takes 4 – 5 seconds for the camera to turn on. I’ve tested other apps using the camera and there it it turns on instantly. I assume this is a SW bug.

Notably, the problem doesn’t seem to occur when people use third-party camera apps, suggesting that this is an app issue rather than something more deeply rooted. That should also mean that a fix can be fairly easily applied, with Apple already testing iOS 16.1 with developers.

It’s possible we could see that update launch with a Camera fix applied, or a new iOS 16.0.2 update launch if Apple deems it necessary.

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