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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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Lens Flare
By BrgMx5 on 10/2/2012 10:45:46 AM , Rating: 3
It's impossible from just a small sample of pics to see if the flare issue is really a problem with the iPhone 5 camera.

Flare occurs in all cameras. You can minimize the effect (unless you're JJ), but a minute difference in angle will have a huge impact in your pic.

As the hole iPhone e considerably cheaper than some good lens and filters, lens flare is inevitable.

If the flare, and purple fringe, is really a design flaw with the lens, sensor, or both, only a thorough test by experts, like the guys in ( not gizmodo ) can say, until then ... it's up to the fanboys.

RE: Lens Flare
By BrgMx5 on 10/2/2012 10:55:43 AM , Rating: 5
Sorry, they already tested the camera, and it's probably, the lens coating, but not really a big issue, but it is, however, an issue, unlike apple claims.

Just for reference:

RE: Lens Flare
By euclidean on 10/2/2012 11:06:12 AM , Rating: 2
Ha...I love how he mentions "only experts like those at dp review...", and you respond with a reference to those same experts...

haha...sorry, this just made me laugh so much I had to comment.

Thank you.

RE: Lens Flare
By euclidean on 10/2/2012 11:08:32 AM , Rating: 2
This is a case where I need a delete button to remove a post...was reading the string, but not the names...ugh.

Down the hatch!

RE: Lens Flare
By nikon133 on 10/2/2012 4:55:11 PM , Rating: 2
It does. But usually not that much.

I was told somewhere - Appleinsider forums, I think - that Apple actually designed lens for iP5.

I was wondering if that info is valid. What does Apple know about designing camera lens? But then, this purple haze problem might be related, again, if statement is true...

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