Monday, October 8, 2012

Apple Respond’s to iPhone 5 Purple Haze Camera Problem

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Apple today addressed the problem that iPhone 5 users have been facing for sometime now, the Purple Haze in Photographs taken from iPhone 5. Apple presented a solution for the problem ( not very convincing though) regarding this issue. Apple has had to come out and apologize for different problems for the 3rd time after the iPhone 5 release.


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Apple released an official statement regarding the problem iPhone 5 users have been facing. It was stated,
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.
In other words, Apple people said that the way you are taking pictures is wrong and reposition your camera to avoid this Purple Haze effect in your images.

They mentioned in the comment that Purple Haze effect will occur in every iPhone ( not just eh iPhone 5) if when a light source is present just outside your image area and its light is coming to the camera at some tilt. What it does is that it causes the reflections inside the camera glass thingy before the light actually reaches the ‘Retina’ of the Camera thus causing the Purple Haze.

They also mentioned that this effect could come in any smartphone if the camera was near a light source but the source is just outside the picture.

This is the third issue that Apple has had to publically address after the release of iPhone 5. The 2 previous ones include the iOS 6 Maps issue for which Apple had to say sorry and the iPhone 5’s  ‘scuffs easily’ problem

The Purple Haze Problem was previously linked to the Sapphire glass used in the Camera Lens. Sapphire is a purple/bluish gem, and though the purple tint isn’t noticeable without that bright glare from an off-screen light, it can really waste some pictures if the conditions aren’t just right.

Are all the iPhone 5 users out there satisfied with Apple’s Answer. Do Share with us what you think about it

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