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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Flickering Purple Stripes with iPhone 5 Camera

I'm getting these flickering purple stripes with the iPhone 5 camera sometimes. Mostly when there is a lot of sunlight around. The bars flicker intermittently while the camera is on. Most of the time they do not show in the actual photo, but sometimes they do. I have attached an example. Anyone else getting this?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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It's one of Apples new filters, it's called crap. You have a turd for a phone, take it back to apple and get a new one.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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That's definitely not the purple flare that's being discussed in the really large camera thread. Your iPhone seems to be faulty. I'd take it back for an exchange & show those pictures.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 03:49 AM   #4
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I'm getting these flickering purple stripes with the iPhone 5 camera sometimes. Mostly when there is a lot of sunlight around. The bars flicker intermittently while the camera is on. Most of the time they do not show in the actual photo, but sometimes they do. I have attached an example. Anyone else getting this?
I got the same problem!! This has nothing to do whit the "purple issue" with sunlight.. this is something else..
My sister has a Ipod touch 4generation.. and she had the same problem.. but only 1 time..
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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That's a defective camera sensor I'm sorry to say.

You will need a replacement handset.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem. I've called Apple and have visited vodafone and they both told me to do a full restore before getting an exchange. Since then I didn't notice the problem yet. Have you maybe already done anything to it yourself? Would be cool to let us know! Thanks
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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I haven't done anything about it yet. It doesn't happen that often so I just haven't gotten around to it. If it happens again, I'll probably bring it in, especially if I can easily reproduce the problem (which I can't do right now).
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 03:16 AM   #8
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If you want to see some pictures...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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I have the same issue when taking video, check it out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gHKQ9AzcFBA

That happens after I swaped my iPhone because the screen was peeling of...

Lately, Apple only brought me deceptions.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:35 AM   #10
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I have the same issue when taking video, check it out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gHKQ9AzcFBA

That happens after I swaped my iPhone because the screen was peeling of...

Lately, Apple only brought me deceptions.
when i open video i have thesame problem.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:41 AM   #11
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This has occured to me once as well. I started a thread about a little more than a week ago.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1478818
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:45 AM   #12
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i am also facing this same problem.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:50 PM   #13
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i called apple care, because i had the same problem. they will take back my old iphone and give me a new one...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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This iphone 5 has issues everywhere. It is by far the most problematic iphone of all time. I am starting to love more my iphone 4S.

Where is the quality control at Apple?


Nice dancing girls on the video unfortunately that bug made that video to look bad.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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OMFG people get your faulty handsets back and exchange. Seriously the iphone is probably the most issue-free handset out there and if you have issues it's much easier to get a new one compared to other Android phones. Some people just need to learn to appreciate things.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:40 AM   #16
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Damnit, I got a brand new iPhone 5 yesterday and today while I was taking pics with it, I got the same issue as the OP's 1st pic above... It only happened once, but it's enough to make me anxious about it.

I really hope I won't have to exchange my phone, esp. after I spent 2 hours last night putting SGP's Incredible Shield on it (front, back, sides) and it looks pretty good now. It would be really frustrating if I had to do it again (and of course buying new ones).
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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you're using the camera wrong!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:23 AM   #18
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Restore the device before bringing it in! Typically that fixes this problem.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:12 PM   #19
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Restore the device before bringing it in! Typically that fixes this problem.
YEP. They will make you do this there if you have not recently done it. Do it.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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YEP. They will make you do this there if you have not recently done it. Do it.
The phone is brand new and set it up as a new device like twice last night.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:31 PM   #21
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I have had my iPhone 5 for two months now and it only happened once.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:32 PM   #22
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Damn I'm glad I don't have that issue with my camera.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:58 PM   #23
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I have had my iPhone 5 for two months now and it only happened once.
I hope it stays that way for us. I'll test it some more tomorrow...
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 12:19 PM   #24
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My iPhone 5 is one week old. I have the same purple flashing lines when I use the camera. Not every time but unpredictably.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 12:48 PM   #25
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Wow, I have never seen that. No doubt a malfunction, an exchange is in order.
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