iphone 5 camera flaw

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  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    so i guess this purple haze iphone 5 camera has produce this purple haze color mine has this issue does every iphone 5 suffer from this?? if so what could we do
     
  2. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    You may have a defective camera. My i4 had one. Post an example please.
     
  3. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really my camera is fine only when I angle it at bright lights there's a purple light that shows through the camera apple said it was widespread
     
  4. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    There is a dedicated thread for this. Do a search for "iPhone 5 purple haze" and you will see it. Read through and see examples.
     
  5. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay thanks but just wondering if every iPhone 5 has this issue I was going to exchange it but if its widespread than there's no point
     
  6. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Post some pictures so we can tell if it's normal lens flare.
     
  7. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't find out about this issue on MR until after I swapped out my phone. The original phone I got had 3 dents on it. I took a few pictures with it before swapping it out for a flawless unit.

    I was deleting those pictures from my photostream today when I noticed one of them had a purple haze (top side).

    My friend who works at Apple says they should be able to fix that via a software update. It has to do with variations in the optics of the camera module.
     

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  8. TOOFY macrumors regular

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    ^^^^ I would return that device. It is clearly a faulty camera/part.
     
  9. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    That photo was taken with the original phone I got, which had 3 dents. The replacement phone I got doesn't have this purple haze effect. :)
     
  10. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    Mine had it initially, but then it went away. Is that even possible?
     
  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Thank you so much. What a helpful post.
     
  12. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    This is a known issue. Sure I've read about this before.
     
  13. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Apples tech support is now saying that you are holding it wrong. Seriously. They are telling people to not hold it in a way that the sun can interfere.
     
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    While I can't guarantee they are perfectly replicating that issue in the 4 or 4S comparison shots I would say that this isn't normal lens flare.
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Considering the OP specifically asked, "does every iphone 5 suffer from this??", I would say that my post was helpful.
     
  18. emir macrumors 6502a

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    Purple haze all in my brain
    Lately things just don't seem the same
    Actin' funny, but I don't know why
    'Scuse me while I kiss the sky

    iPhone 5 psychedelicgate. your phone has the jimmy hendrix, lol.
     
  19. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How is it that some iPhones suffer from this purple haze and some don't I don't get it I mean my phone has this should I call apple and exchange it
     
  20. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    Purple stuff purple stuff,,, heeeeeeyyyy eeheeeyyyy
    puple stuff, purple stuff.
     
  21. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    Everybody wanting that new retro look in photos anyway
     

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