iPhone 5 Purple Flare camera issue addressed by Apple


iPhone 5 Purple Flare camera issue addressed by Apple


Recently, Apple has finally released an official response to the ‘purple haze’ issue being seen on images shot with the new iPhone 5. Initially, Apple denied the issue telling an iPhone 5 user – that the purple halo produced by the device's camera depends on how users are framing photos.

However, the Cupertino based tech giant has now gone public with its suggestions for preventing the flare on images.

All this started just a couple of days after the market release of Apple's latest iPhone 5 starting September 21, when the new owners of the smartphone began complaining of a purple color showing up on the edges of pictures taken, in a condition of the presence of a light source nearby. However, in some cases, reportedly the same issue was found even when the light was switched off frame. As dubbed by the Apple fanboys, the purple halo issue affected both photos and videos.

Earlier this month, an AppleCare support representative responding to an iPhone 5 owner's complaint about the issue by stating that the purple flare was "considered normal behavior" for the device's camera and suggested: "Our engineering team just gave me this information and we recommend that you angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."

But now, the company has posted a support article explaining that the purple light can in fact be replicated with every prior iPhone model.

In the support document, Apple has stated that, “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.”


Are you also suffering with the same ‘purple haze’ issue in your new iPhone? Do visit the Apple's support document and let us know in comments, if it helped in solving your problem or not.

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