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Apple suggests holding it differently or shielding the lens with your hand

If you've ever seen a purple haze or spot on your iPhone images/videos, Apple has offered an explanation -- you're holding it wrong.

IPhone 5 users have complained that a purple haze or a purple spot has shown up on videos and still images from out-of-scene bright light sources. According to Apple, the cause is the position of the light source and can be fixed by simply holding the phone at a different angle. 

Apple's explanation and solution for the Jimi Hendrix effect is as follows:

Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.

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Apple's iPhone has had some issues lately, namely with iOS 6 and its new maps application. Apple also ran into some trouble with iOS 6's clock feature, which was allegedly copied from Swiss Federal Railways


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RE: More of the same
By Dorkyman on 10/10/2012 11:51:40 PM , Rating: 1
Hey, Tony, let's give it a rest, okay?

For whatever reasons, you REALLY like Apple. Fine.

I worked for Apple back in the early days of Mac, for four years. A glorious time, full of excitement and the deeply-held belief of all of us that we were really blazing new trails and standing up to the Big Brother enemy in the 1984 commercial.

But now it appears to me that Apple has morphed into that Big Brother on the giant screen in that commercial, with iZombies sitting in rapt attention. Lousy antenna? You're holding it wrong. Purple flare? Keep the sun from hitting the lens. Never mind that other phones don't have these issues.

So while I appreciate the coolness that Apple designs into its products, let's try to be objective, too.

As for converting one side to the other, I'm afraid it would be like a Jew trying to argue with a Mormon or a Muslim. Argue all you want; ain't gonna happen.

BTW I enjoy some of your comments. "...Spurious, vacuous flatulent and pompous..." Pretty good writing, actually. Seriously.

RE: More of the same
By Lanek2 on 10/15/2012 8:45:01 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not a big fan of Apple, but I do hope they fix the issue. My shop has a mix of Droids and iPhones (different models) with various carriers. We need both devices working fully.

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