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Jimihendrix-gate?  (Source: Gizmodo)
Purple haze all in my frame, iPhone 5 just don't seem the same...

“You’re holding it wrong”

It never ceases to amaze when manufacturers try to convince people that an issue with something they purchased is actually a “feature”. Apple has most recently tried to convince buyers of the iPhone 5 that the purple haze or ring around bright light sources is normal behavior.
 
An iPhone 5 owner named Matt Van Gastel had been speaking with Apple customer support about the purple flare problem with his iPhone 5. Gizmodo shows images highlighting the difference between photographs taken in the same setting using iPhone 5 compared to the iPhone 4. The purple haze around the sun is readily apparent in the iPhone 5 image, and the same purple discoloration shows up with any bright light source.
 
After going back and forth with Apple support, Van Gastel received an email back from Apple stating that their engineering team has found a solution to the problem. According to Apple, the solution is to "angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."
 
The email also went on to say that the purple flare noted in images provided to customer service is "normal behavior for the iPhone 5s camera."
 
Gizmodo reports that some photography experts believe that the purple flare problem is caused by the sapphire glass that covers the iPhone 5 camera sensor. 

Source: Gizmodo



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RE: And another...
By JackBurton on 10/2/2012 10:11:59 AM , Rating: -1
Everyone on the Apple hate wagon. Next stop, another overblown issue.

Here are just a few facts about this issue, yes there is a purple haze issue on the iPhone 5, however this was also an issue with the iPhone4,4S oh and look at this, the GSIII. The difference is, it is more severe on the iPhone 5. This really only happens when a very bright light source is in the frame. So if you enjoy taking pictures of the sun with your cell phone, the iPhone 5 is most likely not the phone for you. However, if you take normal picture, this is really not that big of a deal, just like Maps. Droid boneheads just like to make it out to be a huge issue, because its Apple. It's really that simple.


RE: And another...
By StevoLincolnite on 10/2/2012 10:20:00 AM , Rating: 2
Yet... My 12 year old "Camera" phone with it's 320x240 camera resolution doesn't have this problem.

Some of Apple's products are fantastic, however the company as a whole is an egotistical, money hungry, anti-consumer behemoth, of course they will get flack for it, who cares if it does? It's just a company.


RE: And another...
By autoboy on 10/2/2012 2:33:01 PM , Rating: 3
"It's just a company"

A company is a collection of people trying to make something so they can feed their children, send them to school, and put a roof over their head. Their investors, employees, customers, community, neighbors, city, and fans all rely on them performing well. To turn the word "company" or "corporation" into an inanimate object that you can use as a scapegoat for your problems is a useful tool for hate, but is not an accurate portrayal of what a company does for society.


RE: And another...
By SPOOFE on 10/2/2012 5:09:46 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
A company is a collection of people trying to make something so they can feed their children, send them to school, and put a roof over their head.

Yes, that's all companies. SOME companies are worse than others. Those that are worse don't get magic Oh-It's-Okay dust just because they're paying some people.

As an aside: How much of Apple's humongous cash reserves are going as bonuses to their employees?


RE: And another...
By Ringold on 10/2/2012 6:28:37 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
As an aside: How much of Apple's humongous cash reserves are going as bonuses to their employees?


Why does that even matter? If you're looking for a way Apple benefits society, then it doesn't matter where that money gets shuffled.

If it's paid out as bonuses, that's good for the employees.

If it's invested in capital expenditures, that's good for suppliers and their suppliers, etc.

If it's held as cash or cash-equivalents, the money is indirectly financing other companies loans and private credit via the banking system.

And if it does that or pays dividends, a huge majority of pension plans and private investment accounts probably hold decent stakes in Apple shares, even before this past weeks inclusion in the S&P500.

So lets keep it on their specific issues, and not veer off in to anti-corporate rhetoric thats out of touch with the real world. The fact is, Apple's expanded the economy (whether you like it or not, I know some Marxists in particular dont count any consumer luxury goods for whatever reason) by exploding markets that were either tiny or non-existant before they came along and added their secret sauce.

Anyway, Apple fans shouldn't get their feathers so ruffled, and neither should people get all furious at "the man" in the c-suite. Don't like how Apple handles its products? Then do what I do -- don't buy it.


RE: And another...
By Dr_b_ on 10/2/2012 7:45:28 PM , Rating: 2
Corporations Are People My Friend. I hope you don't disagree with Citizens United either.


RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 10:36:15 AM , Rating: 4
LOL, you just have to defend Apple honor dont you? LOL. As if they deserve your loyalty. They are a company, and a particularly uncaring one at that. They do not deserve the pedestal you put them on Jack.


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By elleehswon on 10/2/2012 10:47:48 AM , Rating: 5
kinda like how you fault android and in the same breath, mention that you've never owned an android device?

pot, meet kettle.


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By Crazyeyeskillah on 10/2/2012 11:34:38 AM , Rating: 5
tony s, paid apple employee


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/2/2012 12:50:27 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Some Fandroids on the other hand like to hurl absurd insults casually at tens of millions of Apple customers.
No, just morons like you.


RE: And another...
By tamalero on 10/2/2012 11:08:29 AM , Rating: 5
> talk common sense
>Tony Swash

The irony...


RE: And another...
By AMDftw on 10/2/2012 11:26:21 AM , Rating: 3
I laughed. All crApple lovers are drawn into the light and can't pull away from the trash in there hands. "ITS COOL" product.


RE: And another...
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/2/2012 12:51:43 PM , Rating: 2
IKR...LOL


RE: And another...
By themaster08 on 10/2/2012 11:20:04 AM , Rating: 2
So what's your view on this issue then, Tony?


RE: And another...
By Rukkian on 10/2/2012 11:22:50 AM , Rating: 3
His view is to change the subject and talk about drop tests. He will not comment on flaws of apple products other than to say some other device probably has it as well.


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By Gio6518 on 10/2/2012 12:52:49 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
iPhobic


That is shuch a iDiotic term...it would mean fear of Apple, when in actually Apple is the one in fear, getting crushed in sales (4th in world), and showing their fear by tring to get their competition banned...when Apple is probabally the greatest IP thief on the planet...here's some that will be going to trial that Apple stole from Samsung

•Method and apparatus for performing non-scheduled transmission in a mobile communication system for supporting an enhanced uplink data channel
•Method and apparatus for signaling control information of uplink packet data service in mobile communication system
•Audio/video device having a volume control function for an external audio reproduction unit by using volume control buttons of a remote controller and volume control method therefor
•Multimedia synchronisation method and device
•Data displaying apparatus and method
•Software keyboard system using trace of stylus on a touch screen and method for recognising key code using the same
•Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech
•Remote video transmission system

but Apple does have some great innovation such as black rectangle


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: 0
RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By bsd228 on 10/2/2012 2:23:29 PM , Rating: 1
> The results are pretty amazing – the iPhone takes worse photos but it certainly stacks up against a $4,000 professional camera. And, although the photos from the iPhone are significantly noisier, it has fantastic automatic metering.

Anyone that actually opens up the original images in that comparison sees how far apart they are...the iphone does not stack up at all.


RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 3:03:23 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, you didnt actually expect Tony to post from a reviewer that wasnt totally Apple biased, and/or technically inept enough to prefer Apple did you?


RE: And another...
By ClownPuncher on 10/2/12, Rating: 0
RE: And another...
By nafhan on 10/2/2012 2:26:55 PM , Rating: 1
I'd be interested to hear what you think common sense is. From what I've seen in your previous posts, "common sense" could mean very nearly anything.

Your definition of common sense promises to be especially interesting in light of your definition of "imaginary faults": "any faults with Apple products".


RE: And another...
By rdhood on 10/2/2012 5:24:41 PM , Rating: 1
"The Apple Haters are the new Luddites"

Luddites? Seriously? Apple puts out a camera with SEVERE chromatic aberration... a well known phenomenon that plagued digital cameras some 10 years ago but has pretty much been fixed in most recent cameras... and you call people who criticize it "Luddites"? The Luddite is the frickin idiot at Apple who thought that severe chromatic aberration is acceptable , and released the product (FAIL). This is not an overblown issue. Chromatic aberration won't just occur when pointing at light sources (I guess iphone 5 owners don't take pictures containing sunsets, sunrises, backlit things, or night scenes), but will also fringe on anything with specular highlights.

This is a FAIL for any modern camera. In fact, only a Luddite would accept such crap.


RE: And another...
By Ringold on 10/2/2012 6:43:21 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Luddites? Seriously?


That's hilarious, considering the iPhone was one of the last on the 4G bandwagon and still lacks NFC.

I'll give them credit for bringing *stunning* display tech to the masses and shaming other vendors in to following them along, but Apple fans are the ones closer to being some form of form-over-function variant of luddite.

But, I did see the title of the article and think "Wonder how many seconds it took for Tony Swash to see the article and go to war?" Keep it up Tony! KEEP THE FAITH! http://sarahwalstonsblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/...


RE: And another...
By Tony Swash on 10/2/12, Rating: -1
RE: And another...
By vignyan on 10/2/2012 10:58:25 AM , Rating: 2
You can get a more balanced argument if you provide references for your claims. What gizmodo and others have sown was a comparison of iphone 5 with iphone 4s. The 4s did not have this problem at all. Check the referenced sites.

Now, its ok to accept that iphone 5 was one of the poorly executed products from apple. Bad maps, bad outer cover, same old os design, bad camera... hmmm... apple better shape up. I see a lot of my apple fan friends getting less attached. I may even turn them to android or windows phone 8


RE: And another...
By Camikazi on 10/2/2012 12:59:03 PM , Rating: 1
Have you taken a look at the article? They have a comparision iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 pics in almost identical place yet the 4 doesn't show the problem. I have also seen pics of someone's car with the sun not in frame yet the top edge of the pic has the purple haze so it's not just direct light.


RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 6:47:50 PM , Rating: 2
"Have you taken a look at the article? They have a comparision iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 pics in almost identical place yet the 4 doesn't show the problem. I have also seen pics of someone's car with the sun not in frame yet the top edge of the pic has the purple haze so it's not just direct light."

Read the article and looked at the examples? Hell no. They are here to defend Apple and nothing else. The fact that the pictures prove the issue is worse ont he iPhone 5 means nothing. The fact that is IS NOT only in direct sunlight means nothing. All that matters is that Apple is the best, especially when it clearly isnt.


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