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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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By BSMonitor on 10/2/2012 11:16:17 AM , Rating: -1
LMAO Every troll on this post has lost all credibility... This is not iPhone issue.. It's a camera issue..


By Rukkian on 10/2/2012 11:25:00 AM , Rating: 2
Then why does the iphone 4 not have the problem?

By Commodus on 10/2/2012 12:04:16 PM , Rating: 2
Different sensor, different lens array.

Besides, I'd rather have the iPhone 5 and the risk of that flare (I haven't seen it, even with a few sun-heavy shots) than phones that take worse photos in better conditions.

By Rukkian on 10/2/2012 3:37:05 PM , Rating: 2
I don't get it, are you saying the iphone 4 takes worse pictures in better conditions, or just that you are trying to justify your purchase? This article is about the differences between the 4s and 5.

By BSMonitor on 10/3/2012 9:20:14 AM , Rating: 2
It does.. Its simply not a predictable event..

ALL smart phones have the purple haze issue given the right angles.. Noobs like every troll on this site are looking for ANYTHING to pin on Apple to fit their bias..


By Cheesew1z69 on 10/2/2012 12:55:13 PM , Rating: 4
And the camera is in....the iphone 5... how ironic...

By BSMonitor on 10/3/2012 9:24:35 AM , Rating: 1
And the Galaxy S3, and the Nokia Lumia, etc etc... Its not the camera itself, its a problem with camera lenses period..

You are just now noob enough to try and take pictures directly at the sun...

Congrats on your stupidity...

By Cheesew1z69 on 10/3/2012 1:27:02 PM , Rating: 2
And yet, people on here saying the S3 doesn't do it.

Congrats on your continued moronic, ignorant rants that you think you have a clue on...

By Cheesew1z69 on 10/3/2012 1:35:10 PM , Rating: 1
And just to prove your dumb ass wrong...

Looks like you are wrong....again...

By Cheesew1z69 on 10/3/2012 2:34:48 PM , Rating: 2
And another....

By xti on 10/3/2012 6:20:02 PM , Rating: 2
you like your own posts on FB, dont lie....

By Cheesew1z69 on 10/3/2012 7:50:12 PM , Rating: 2
And you were probably dropped on your head as a child...don't lie.

By Camikazi on 10/2/2012 1:05:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yes it's a camera issue and the camera is in the iPhone which means it IS an iPhone issue. If anything goes wrong with this particular phone then it will always be an iPhone issue since each piece is a part of the whole.

By BSMonitor on 10/3/2012 9:27:04 AM , Rating: 1
And every other camera in every other smart phone.. Just ignorant ranting noobs think there is a smart phone or any other phone in the world that can take consistent good pictures of the sun...

Good luck with that

By blzd on 10/3/2012 3:36:41 PM , Rating: 2
If it happens in other smartphones, it's not as severe and barely noticeable.

The pics with the ip5 are noticeable, 100% of the time.

I actually kind of like the purpley light everywhere, makes the pics look they've been shooped for free!

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