Strange purple spot showing up on pics

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by StefInk, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. StefInk, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012

    StefInk macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I just noticed today that there is a small purple-ish smudge showing up when I take photos with my iPhone 5. I've cleaned the lens with a microfiber cloth several times but the spot doesn't go away. It does, however, go away when you switch the camera to video mode.

    I circled the mysterious spot in both pics here so you can see what I mean.

    Any idea what this could be? I have a Genius Bar appointment Sunday afternoon but would like it fix it myself if possible. I take a lot of pictures and it is so distracting to see this on every one.

    Thanks!

    Stef
     

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  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    It will be a dust speck on the camera sensor under the lens. You will need to ask Apple to get ti cleaned or replaced for you.
     
  3. StefInk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply! I took it in today and they swapped the phone out for a new one; said it was a lens hardware issue.
     

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