dead pixel in iphone 5 camera?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elfxmilhouse, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    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.
  2. nek0 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
  3. McreativeH macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2012
    United Kingdom
    That seems really odd, will have to test that out when I get my 5
  4. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    I don't have that. And it looks like some kind of chip in the lens. Definitely not normal, make a genius appointment.
  5. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Agreed. Gotta be a manufacturing defect or damage. Get it replaced.
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  7. Geotera86 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    I have just noticed the same problem!!
    So irritating. Has anyone taken their phone into the shop yet?

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  8. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    I had the exact same issue with my first iPhone 5. Had it replaced with a new one.
  9. Fredvs79 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    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.

  10. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Looks like some kind of semi liquid substance to me, adhesive maybe?
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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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