Apple Says "Purple Haze" is Normal Behavior for iPhone 5 Camera Images
October 2, 2012 9:38 AM
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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.
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."
reports that some photography experts believe that the purple flare problem is caused by the sapphire glass that covers the iPhone 5 camera sensor.
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RE: And another...
10/2/2012 12:52:49 PM
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...
10/2/2012 8:02:10 PM
Apple is the one in fear, getting crushed in sales
Poor Apple. Restricted by it's failed strategy to just making products which generate huge profits and whose sales go up constantly. Doomed by the largest developers revenues and biggest content deals to remain stuck in the obscurity of the world's biggest digital content and app ecosystem. Saddled with the world's most successful retail operation and demoralised by constantly topping every survey of brand reputation and customer satisfaction. Weighed down by the world's largest company valuation. Held back by being the most profitable tech company of all time. What a terrible fate. How can poor Apple cope?
This time it's definite. Apple are doomed!!!!
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