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...
10/6/2012 6:41:20 AM
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.
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...
10/6/2012 6:52:14 AM
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.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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