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Old Oct 1, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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dead pixel in iphone 5 camera?

I've noticed a purple spot in my iphone photos.
Anyone else have a similar problem?


you can see it on the left edge near the top



I only see it after the picture has been taken. During the live preview of the image it's not visible.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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This happens to me too!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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That seems really odd, will have to test that out when I get my 5
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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I don't have that. And it looks like some kind of chip in the lens. Definitely not normal, make a genius appointment.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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I don't have that. And it looks like some kind of chip in the lens. Definitely not normal, make a genius appointment.
Agreed. Gotta be a manufacturing defect or damage. Get it replaced.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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I don't think you know what a dead pixel is.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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I have just noticed the same problem!!
So irritating. Has anyone taken their phone into the shop yet?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:01 AM   #8
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I had the exact same issue with my first iPhone 5. Had it replaced with a new one.
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Old May 21, 2013, 08:21 AM   #9
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Bringing up this old post to say I'm having the same... oddly, it developed after time (earlier photos did not have it).

A small aberration would likely be a defect with the camera module, such as a dead pixel, but this looks much larger - from my days staring into a microscope in the biology labs this looks to be just dust or dead skin on the inside of the lens and the purple is caused by diffraction around it and the sapphire lens.

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Old May 21, 2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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Looks like some kind of semi liquid substance to me, adhesive maybe?
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Old May 21, 2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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Actually, it looks a lot like it could be dust, or a fiber of fabric resting on the imaging sensor. I've seen that commonly on dSLR cameras with removable lenses, but it's definitely a manufacturing defect if it's on an iPhone since there are no removable/cleanable parts to the camera.

Not a dead pixel, but still something you need to get Apple to fix.
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