Flickering Purple Stripes with iPhone 5 Camera

jmargolis

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Nov 10, 2007
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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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BoxerGT2.5

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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.
 

lelisa13p

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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.
 

japserb

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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?
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..
 

Sir Ruben

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That's a defective camera sensor I'm sorry to say.

You will need a replacement handset.
 

LambertFransz

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Oct 12, 2012
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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
 

jmargolis

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Nov 10, 2007
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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).
 

32KFJ

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

lke

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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.
 

louis.b

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Jun 24, 2012
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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.
 

jon08

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Nov 14, 2008
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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). :(
 

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