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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 Tony Swash on 10/2/2012 11:29:49 AM , Rating: -1
A non-story exciting tech iPhobic dweebs

What agitates the Apple haters is the seeming relentless growth of Apple. Since Steve Jobs died Apple stock has risen 77% and Apple's profits are up are up 85%.
Apple now owns the largest hedge fund in the world

That sort of stuff is bound to be really upsetting for those that actively dislike Apple so getting erect about a non-event such 'purplehazegate' or 'connectorcablegate' or 'mapgate' is understandable. But it is puerile.

RE: And another...
By degobah77 on 10/2/2012 12:56:34 PM , Rating: 5
This is a tech site, not a finance site. Haven't you noticed you are the only person here quoting profits and record sales information? Everyone else is talking about the PRODUCT.

The camera has issues. That is faulty tech. It is being reported on. Apple is not the end all be all of tech. People who care about tech know this.

Are you sure you're reading and posting on the right site? Aren't there financial news sites?

RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 1:27:46 PM , Rating: 2
You have to agree with Tony. As a business Apple is highly profitable. However, you are right this is a tech site.

As a company, Apple is great. If you are an investor, you probably did very well with Apple.

As a consumer, you generally pay more and get less for Apple products. In the USA for iPhone its a bit different with the carrier contracts, in the USA regarding the iPhone, you pay the same and get less for going with Apple. To me, for a high end phone, you just pay too much and get too many "no's"

No Large screen
No HD video
No SD card
No Micro USB
No removable battery
No hardware options

What they do give you with the iPhone is a giant amount of wasted space on the top and the bottom. If you dont care about those items and you like extra bezel, then the iPhone is for you!

RE: And another...
By degobah77 on 10/2/2012 1:45:28 PM , Rating: 4
Right, this isn't the Wall Street Journal Online. I don't care how much the stupid company makes. It makes no difference whatsoever so I don't know why that's all this Tony guy comes back with time and time again.

Also, just because something is popular doesn't mean it's the best. It's usually quite the opposite.

I used to have a 3G, then a 3GS, and I currently own an iPad 2 3rd gen, but I am about ready to give up on this Apple thing altogether. I almost feel embarrassed owning Apple products these days, like it's one step away from buying a Justin Bieber album.

RE: And another...
By Belard on 10/6/2012 6:41:20 AM , Rating: 1
In response to your post about CONs on iPhone. Your opinions are a matter of choice. No? For the most part, most phones are too big. Motorola's new Droid M fits a 4.3" display into the body as narrow as the iPhone 4/5... it really is almost edge to edge.

No Large screen = Opinion, not that big of a deal.
No HD video = iPhone outputs HD video, no?
No NFC = Not a big deal, my new Atrix doesn't have it. Many people with SGS3 didn't know they had it until the recent ads. In 2-3 years, it'll be a required feature.

No SD card = Some care, some don't. Many HTC phones don't have this. I prefer to have it, thou :)
No Micro USB = So what? The Apple mini-port connects to USB. mUSB ports SUCK for docking and insertion with a cable period. But a concern about the new port would be "how easy to break" when its part of a $300 speaker.

No removable battery = That's about 1/3+ of Android phones. Only time I pulled my battery on my old Galaxy was beacuse the POS locked up... which I did from Day 1, about 100 times. There are trade-offs... no cover = more protection from water, but a cover hides the memory slots.
No hardware options Huh? What? Go into any Walmart, Target, Best Buy and check out all the iPod/iPhone/iPad and iPoop products out there. Then check out the Android... almost nothing.

Apple makes good products, they do something better. This purple haze is BS, and the company itself is nothing but a bunch of assholes with their "rectangle with rounded corners" - otherwise, they are company no different from MS, Google, etc.

RE: And another...
By Belard on 10/6/2012 6:52:14 AM , Rating: 2
PS: I considered these phones about a month or so ago:
iPhone 4S, SGS3, HTC ONE X.

- Apple pissed me off... scratch that.
- SGS3 = Didn't like the glossy feel of the back, nor shape. Did like the HOME button, Touch-Sense and keyboard = ho-hum, and its screen is on the dark side. Never happy with my old GS1.
- HTC One X = Good feel and size, snappy. Power button on top resulted = no sale.

Motorola Atrix HD comes out: camera is weak. Kind of old-style with hump. But feels good, bright screen. Purist version of ICS without being a Nexus phone. Like the circles. Very happy with this phone.

EX was going to buy the HTC ONE, but the lack of the SD-Slot killed that idea... so she got an Atrix HD as well. :\

Its good we have choices... what works for you, doesn't for me and visa-versa.

RE: And another...
By petrosy on 10/2/2012 7:59:12 PM , Rating: 1
Why I agree with you that its a non-issue. The reason people rag on all these iPhone issue is because people like you use to carry on like Apple shit don't stink!

News flash... it does!

RE: And another...
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/3/2012 8:17:11 AM , Rating: 2
Use to carry on? They STILL carry on...

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