dead pixel in iphone 5 camera?

elfxmilhouse

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Oct 15, 2008
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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.
 

stonyboys

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Oct 16, 2012
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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.
 

Geotera86

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Nov 10, 2012
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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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nlkccom

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Sep 18, 2008
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I had the exact same issue with my first iPhone 5. Had it replaced with a new one.
 

Fredvs79

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Feb 24, 2012
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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.

 

scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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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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