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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


Source: Apple

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RE: More of the same
By retrospooty on 10/11/2012 12:35:40 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, and I find this part VERY curious....

I said: "Really, do you think you are swaying anyone's opinions with your campaign? The very thought of your campaign bring into question your motives here, but that is a separate debate on an issue that you will never fess up to."

Tony replies: "not another egotistical tit who thinks the only people who might have the audacity to disagree with them must be some sort of paid stooge."

Funny that he jumped to being a paid stooge when I didnt bring it up. I was just thinking he is some over-zealous Apple fan, and he is jumping out saying "I am not a paid employee" LOL.

NOW I am not so sure.

RE: More of the same
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/11/2012 12:51:34 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, I certainly believe he is. Just like his buddy Florian was outed, he will eventually as well.

RE: More of the same
By retrospooty on 10/11/2012 2:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
It is kind of hard to believe anyone would have such a hard on for a company. I mean, they do make quality products, I see why some people like them and buy them, but to spend so much time online defending every action the company takes and every product they make and skewing things to make that company appear in a better light just makes no sense to me. I love my Android phone and Nexus 7, but I certainly don't take time to defend anything and everything Google does. I couldn't care less about Google, or Samsung, or any of them. If something better comes along, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You'd think even an idiot with no life whatsoever would still find better things to do.

RE: More of the same
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/11/2012 3:11:55 PM , Rating: 2

RE: More of the same
By inperfectdarkness on 10/27/2012 8:29:00 PM , Rating: 2
$10 to whomever outs him.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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