What happened to my camera?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raptorstv, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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  2. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Soooo annoying
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no one else has this issue? seriously???
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    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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    numberforty1

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    dont cover the phone with crap
     
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    dictoresno

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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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    MarcBook

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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!
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will they give me gift card coz I got bunch of protectors installed?
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Just exchange it
     
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    Grayburn

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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?
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    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:eek:. You will get it replaced
     
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    Grayburn

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    Oh yeah ha ha ha :eek:
     
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    Jare

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    Return your phone. Problem solved. Thread not needed.
     
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    Jalopybox

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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?
     
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    mikeydeezy

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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.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    I have the same thing. Getting my phone replaced.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    I had this issue too. But it was only one spot. Was replaced no questions asked.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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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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  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i need to know this as well!
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I've got those too. Check my latest thread
     
  23. aliensporebomb, Nov 22, 2012
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    aliensporebomb

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

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

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    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.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Yep. It's dust in the lens. They will replace it
     
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    dictoresno

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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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