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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 retrospooty on 10/2/2012 6:38:14 PM , Rating: 3
Funny how every one of you Apple nutjobs is here defending it like its not a problem... I like what Poi says above.

There's nothing wrong with it
you're photographing it wrong
you're looking at the picture wrong
you're holding it wrong
it's not a flaw, it's a feature camera improvements
it's sun's fault because it's too bright
The customer is always wrong

LOL. Apple pfapf!

RE: And another...
By Nortel on 10/2/12, Rating: 0
RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 8:34:01 PM , Rating: 4
Yes it is about that and you know it.

"when designing a lens you have these to take into account:" ....

Agreed, and Apple blew it.

"I see people in this thread bashing apple who don't even have a iPhone 5 to actually test out themselves.. merely using a single side x side image."

There were what, 5 million iPhones sold the first weekend? This issue wasnt invented by the non-iPhone buying crowd, it was reported by people with iPhone 5's, and I hate to break it to you, it IS an issue. Those pics came from iPhone 5's and its not all directly at the sun. Whatever though, you defend anything and everything Apple does so there isnt really much point debating is there?

RE: And another...
By yomamafor1 on 10/3/2012 11:52:24 AM , Rating: 3
As an iPhone 5 user, I CAN confirm this as an issue, along with screen artifacting.

Needless to say, this phone is getting returned whenever I'm not being swamped with work.

"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs
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