PSA: Gimbals don’t play nicely with iPhone 11 / Pro / Max
This is especially a big heads-up for anybody looking to buy the DJI Osmo Mobile 3. The TL;DR is “wait”.
iPhone 11’s UltraWide lens is fantastic, but the MoVI Cinema Robot and Osmo Mobile 1 & 2 show the rear motor housings [in the frame](https://twitter.com/bkbkbk/status/1175174829130956800?s=20). There’s no way to position the phone to get the housing out of there, limiting you to using the other two lenses.
I went in to the Apple Store to pick up the Osmo Mobile 3 (I do pro video and really like shooting with gimbals). The motor housing is thin enough to avoid showing up in the UW lens but the motors can’t handle the phone. Osmo Mobile 3’s motor is allegedly rated to handle 200g, and the iPhone 11 Pro is ~188g. The gimbal will hold it up, but it bounces while walking and will eventually fail. If you do a little bit of googling, you can find people complaining about the motors getting too hot, and completely not working on the 11 Pro Max.
So, no gimbals for now with the ultra wide lens, and no Osmo 3 for the new lineup of phones, There’s a chance that DJI will update the Osmo Mobile 3’s hardware to handle it, but the devices that are on store shelves now aren’t going to do the trick.