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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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What happened to my camera?

My camera lens has always been dirty and recently there's a purple thing blocking the lens.... Im so pissed! Even if Apple is willing to exchange my phone to a new one, i got a glass screen protector, home button sticker and ghost armor installed!!!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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I had something similar on my iphone5. There was a perma smudge on the camera lense that appeared after a couple weeks. Went to a Apple store and got it exchanged.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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Soooo annoying
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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no one else has this issue? seriously???
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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no one else has this issue? seriously???
What more do you need. Even if 100 people have the problem you still do and should take it to apple.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:44 PM   #6
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dont cover the phone with crap
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:30 AM   #7
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i had a speck of dust under the camera lens and brought it to apple. they had it cleaned out within 5 minutes. bring it to them to see if its dust of a smudge on the lens. if they cant clean it out, they will replace it.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:30 AM   #8
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I had the exact same problem, although not quite as bad. I got my iPhone exchanged at a store. Do it!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:35 AM   #9
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Will they give me gift card coz I got bunch of protectors installed?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:38 AM   #10
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Just exchange it
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:40 AM   #11
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Will they give me gift card coz I got bunch of protectors installed?
Doubt that very much.

Why don't you take the backplate off and see if there is any dust on the lens or smudges on the inside?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:47 AM   #12
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Doubt that very much.

Why don't you take the backplate off and see if there is any dust on the lens or smudges on the inside?
Eh? hahha. He has a 5.

Anyways, I just sent my phone in for the SAME issue, although mine was 2 specs, not a ****ing platoon. You will get it replaced
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Eh? hahha. He has a 5.
Oh yeah ha ha ha
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:18 AM   #14
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Return your phone. Problem solved. Thread not needed.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:56 PM   #15
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Will they give me gift card coz I got bunch of protectors installed?
Well I had a custom case made out of 1" thick 24K gold and it is permanently attached to the iphone. My home button is a bit pushy. I have to kinda push it for it to do anything-needs replacement. Should I wait until gold goes up a bit so Apple has to reimburse me more or go in now and take my hit as it's at $1729/OZ?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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Spigen AND Ghost Armor have pretty decent CS.


Contact them and see if they can send you a replacement. Let them know your situation and you might get lucky.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:19 PM   #17
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I have the same thing. Getting my phone replaced.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:26 PM   #18
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I had this issue too. But it was only one spot. Was replaced no questions asked.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:14 PM   #19
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I have had my iPhone 5 since launch day and just a couple of days ago 2 purple spots, exactly like the one in your photo appeared on the camera. I brought it in today and they replaced the phone with a new one no questions asked. A quick google of this issue reveals many with the same issue and for sake of comparison I have had my last two phones, the iPhone 4 and 3G each for 2 years and NEVER got anything under the lens so obviously there is a design issue OR quality control during construction issue.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:20 PM   #20
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Here is a zoomed (the specs are a bit smaller in the full resolution image but still obvious on a solid background) example of what got my iPhone 5 replaced...
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:57 PM   #21
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Well I had a custom case made out of 1" thick 24K gold and it is permanently attached to the iphone. My home button is a bit pushy. I have to kinda push it for it to do anything-needs replacement. Should I wait until gold goes up a bit so Apple has to reimburse me more or go in now and take my hit as it's at $1729/OZ?
i need to know this as well!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:59 PM   #22
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Here is a zoomed (the specs are a bit smaller in the full resolution image but still obvious on a solid background) example of what got my iPhone 5 replaced...
I've got those too. Check my latest thread
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:03 AM   #23
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Exclamation And I have them too

Well here we are - I was taking pictures of two birds that were very high up in the sky - I got them (one looks like a black capped chickadee) as you can see the two small specs in the bottom center of the picture are birds but it also showed the problem that stucks out like a sore thumb - large dark somewhat circular smudges:



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I carefully cleaned the lens with a microfiber cloth but the problem persists:



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http://madsound.dyndns.org/cam/after.jpg

I guess I'll have to head to Apple for this one. I use the camera a lot.
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Well here we are - I was taking pictures of two birds that were very high up in the sky - I got them (one looks like a black capped chickadee) as you can see the two small specs in the bottom center of the picture are birds but it also showed the problem that stucks out like a sore thumb - large dark somewhat circular smudges:

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Original photo unedited:
http://madsound.dyndns.org/cam/original.JPG

I carefully cleaned the lens with a microfiber cloth but the problem persists:

Image

Original photo unedited:
http://madsound.dyndns.org/cam/after.jpg

I guess I'll have to head to Apple for this one. I use the camera a lot.

Yep. It's dust in the lens. They will replace it
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:12 PM   #25
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as i stated, bring it to apple. they will clean out the lens in 5 minutes. worked fine for me.
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