Quick Note: Apple Explains iPhone 5's Jimi Hendrix Effect
October 8, 2012 9:54 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
[Image Source: downwithapp.com]
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
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: More of the same
10/10/2012 11:51:40 PM
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
10/15/2012 8:45:01 AM
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.
"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs
Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for iOS 6 Maps Fiasco; Tells Customers to Use Bing, Google
September 28, 2012, 9:11 AM
Swiss Railway Accuses Apple of Stealing Clock Design for iOS 6
September 21, 2012, 11:57 AM
Latest By Tiffany Kaiser
China to Require Real Names for Chat Apps
August 8, 2014, 8:28 PM
Quick Note: Windows Phone Store Surpasses 300,000 Apps
August 8, 2014, 12:30 PM
Google, Yahoo Working Together on Encrypted Email Tool
August 8, 2014, 7:23 AM
Edward Snowden's New Residence Permit Allows Another 3 Years in Russia
August 7, 2014, 2:41 PM
T-Mobile Beats Sprint in Prepaid Subscriber Numbers, John Legere Ribs New Sprint CEO
August 7, 2014, 11:55 AM
Microsoft Surface Losses Total $676M USD for FY2014; Will Launch in 25 Additional Markets
August 6, 2014, 1:07 PM
Quick Note: Microsoft Giving Nokia 630s to Employees Laid Off in China
August 6, 2014, 1:03 PM
Ten Apple Products Cut From China's Procurement List
August 6, 2014, 11:45 AM
Xiaomi Passes Samsung, Lenovo in China's Q2 Smartphone Shipments
August 5, 2014, 1:50 PM
Texas Chosen as Site for SpaceX's First Commercial Launchpad
August 5, 2014, 1:44 PM
Lenovo Completes $2.91B Acquisition of Motorola
October 30, 2014, 11:57 AM
Samsung Electronics Q3 Profit Falls by 60%, Mobile Division Sees 74% Profit Decline
October 30, 2014, 10:10 AM
Microsoft's $199 Fitness Band Packs in 10 Sensors, Works with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android
October 30, 2014, 8:58 AM
Google’s Project Ara Modular "LEGO" Smartphone Shown Booting Up on Video
October 29, 2014, 5:28 PM
After Touting Security, Privacy Controls, MCX/CurrentC Hack Exposes Customer Email Addresses
October 29, 2014, 3:08 PM
HP Reveals Sprout PC with Built in Projector, 20" Touch Sensitive Mat for Input
October 29, 2014, 1:13 PM
Most Popular Articles
Amid Theater Boycott Netflix Defiantly Plans New Movies, Plus 3 TV Shows for 2015
October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network
October 24, 2014, 2:17 PM
CVS, Rite Aid Kill Unofficial Apple Pay Support, Burn Google Wallet Users in the Process
October 25, 2014, 5:26 PM
1 Million Credit Card Activated on Apple Pay Within 72 Hours, Walmart CEO Hopes Visa "Suffers"
October 28, 2014, 8:17 AM
Microsoft's Figures Show Desktop Users Flocking to Windows 10 Preview
October 27, 2014, 11:04 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information