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 6:47:50 PM
"Have you taken a look at the article? They have a comparision iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 pics in almost identical place yet the 4 doesn't show the problem. I have also seen pics of someone's car with the sun not in frame yet the top edge of the pic has the purple haze so it's not just direct light."
Read the article and looked at the examples? Hell no. They are here to defend Apple and nothing else. The fact that the pictures prove the issue is worse ont he iPhone 5 means nothing. The fact that is IS NOT only in direct sunlight means nothing. All that matters is that Apple is the best, especially when it clearly isnt.
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