Have you recently taken photos with your iPhone 5 and noticed a purple glare? This has been happening to a lot of mobile users, and Apple doesn’t seem fazed by it. While the purple splotch of light takes away from your photos – Apple says that is just the way the mobile app works. According to CNN.com:
“‘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,’ the company wrote in the support section of its website. ‘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.’”
Apple suggested keeping bright light from shining into photos taken with the phone.”
Camera apps are a big part of mobile devices today. In fact, many people don’t use cameras anymore and rely on their phones. To have to shield your camera from the sun in order to avoid a discoloration is silly. Unfortunately, Apple did not notice this iPhone 5 defect until now, and the camera app is built-in to the phone which is not easy to fix with a simple upgrade. However, it is clear that Apple didn’t want to test in-the-wild or fix their app, so their response was to tell users they are taking photos incorrectly; quite an interesting way to respond to user feedback.
Have you noticed this camera problem with the iPhone 5? Share your thoughts in the comments section.