Apple addresses ‘purple lens flare’ complaints with iPhone 5 camera
Following the release of the iPhone 5, some customers began complaining about a purple haze in their photos taken with the device’s camera. In response, Apple has addressed the issue and posted some tips to alleviate the matter for iPhone 5 users.
“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.”
This support document also has listed symptoms as “A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.”
Does that sound about right to those of you who’ve experienced a purple haze issue with your iPhone 5 photos? Let us know if you’ve had any problems with your device’s camera in the comments below!