Apple Releases Statement Over iPhone 5 Lens Flare Issue

We reported a few days ago that users were having a lens flare issue with their freshly unwrapped iPhone 5s. Now just a few days after the uproar, Apple has provided a brief explanation addressing the purple flare issue. The Cupertino-giant mainly disregarded the user complaints and attempted to prove that the issue was typical with any small – and, or mobile camera.


Apple’s response was an utter-most failure because it had failed to provide the least-bit of support to lens-flare whiners. They complied that, “purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot” can occur in “[m]ost small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone.”

Owners of the iPhone 5 have whimpered over the lens flare issue dating back to the release on September 21st. The first known report came in from “Kaido” of the AnandTech forums. The main issue with the purple lens flare occurs while pointing the iPhone 5 camera around a light source.

If you’re looking to avoid lens flare, assure to avoid the following: “[Lens flare] 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.”

See, all it takes is a small adjustment of how the iPhone is held, and boom, the purple haze disappears. Anyways, in hindsight the purple haze problem isn’t too huge. Many iPhone 5 crowd-goers can bear with the cool, and unique purple haze.

Source: PCMag

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