Flickering Purple Stripes with iPhone 5 Camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmargolis, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    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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  2. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    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.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    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.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    I got the same problem!! This has nothing to do whit the "purple issue" with sunlight.. this is something else.. :mad:
    My sister has a Ipod touch 4generation.. and she had the same problem.. but only 1 time..
  5. macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    That's a defective camera sensor I'm sorry to say.

    You will need a replacement handset.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012
    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
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    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).
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    If you want to see some pictures...

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  9. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
  10. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
  11. macrumors 68000

    Oct 23, 2008
  12. macrumors 68000

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
  13. macrumors regular


    May 28, 2012
    i called apple care, because i had the same problem. they will take back my old iphone and give me a new one...
  14. lke
    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    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.
  15. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2012
    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.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2008
    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). :(
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
  18. macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2012
    Restore the device before bringing it in! Typically that fixes this problem.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012
    YEP. They will make you do this there if you have not recently done it. Do it.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2008
    The phone is brand new and set it up as a new device like twice last night.
  21. macrumors 68000

    Oct 23, 2008
    I have had my iPhone 5 for two months now and it only happened once.
  22. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Damn I'm glad I don't have that issue with my camera.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2008
    I hope it stays that way for us. I'll test it some more tomorrow...
  24. macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    My iPhone 5 is one week old. I have the same purple flashing lines when I use the camera. Not every time but unpredictably. :(
  25. macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2013
    Wow, I have never seen that. No doubt a malfunction, an exchange is in order.

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