So my dad got the IP5, Pictures are Purple!

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  1. Mitheone macrumors newbie

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    So disappointed with apple right now. My dads first iphone and the Camera is giving him these purple hazes 80% of the time. My dad loves taking photos, he got the 64gb version. I can't believe apple wouldn't test it before releasing it to the public. I'm so mad and my dad probably won't ever get an apple product again.

    Apple needs to fix this!
     
  2. UnbornApple macrumors regular

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    If you just got it exchange it. I don't understand the issue?
     
  3. darster Suspended

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    Not every phone has this problem. Take it back for an exchange.
     
  4. Mitheone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We are going to do that tomorrow
     
  5. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    I tried mine after reading about it and I can reproduce the problem but only holding it a very specific way, trying to make it happen. I looked back at all the pictures I've taken so far and none of them have the purple.
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I think this is just an unfortunate defect in the production. ***** happens. Go to the Apple store and have it swapped out.
     
  7. Mitheone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You think my dads holding it wrong?
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    No offense, but that seems a little ridiculous.
     
  9. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.
     
  10. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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  11. darster Suspended

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    It's a $2 lens and a $5 camera. Don't expect miracles.
     
  12. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes:

    No, all I'm saying is that personally, I've only had it happen when trying to make it happen. Angling the phone the right way until I see purple. All my normal pictures are fine.
     
  13. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    The same thing happens on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. It's just the lens glare. If it's such a problem, return it and get a replacement. Takes all of 10 minutes.
     
  14. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    can you post some of the pics so we can see what you're talking about?
     
  15. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Those who experience it under normal experiences can get warranty service or, idunno invest in a Lumia.
     
  16. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    What do you want us to do about it

    Go to the apple store
     
  17. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Happens to me if there's a light source on the edge of the photo, but correcting my angle fixes it. I don't see this being a huge issue, I thought it was actually a common effect on lenses. Chromatic aberration?
     
  18. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Dang, Im not sure where you are getting yours so cheap, here in California its an $849. phone.
     
  19. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    I think you need to put things into perspective, exchange it, move on. Focus on the things in life that are important.
     
  20. darster Suspended

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    Umm, that's how much the lens cost apple, same with the camera. The whole phone costs apple about $200.
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    OP: Definitely get it returned and a camera that makes him happy. No insult to your dad but I went from carburetor / distributer to that big one piece thing under the hood. But I still expect the dependability of two screws even when I get something with a computer chip. This is cutting edge technology and considering the number they've shipped, even the large number of complaints on the forums is a tiny percentage.

    I expect colored lens flares on coated lenses. I'm not the "pics or it didnt happen guy" but can you post some pics? (And be ready for the comments). I upgraded to the 4S and will probably upgrade to the 5 specifically for the camera improvements and I'm interested in the behavior. Or I can probably find some on-line.

    Disregard the pic request. Plenty of examples out there. :)
     
  22. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I have this problem too. Maybe its the new sapphire crystal

    Here is an article detailing the problem.

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  23. SunnyStudioNeo macrumors regular

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    Just replace a new one. Hope your dad will enjoy afterwards.
     
  24. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    This has always been around, but it is more pronounced on the iPhone 5.

    This was taken with a 4S.
     

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