white iPhone 4 camera flash bleeding

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  1. shidooby macrumors newbie

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    I just got my white iPhone 4 and the camera flash either bleeds thru the white case or reflect off of the lens, making the entire picture white/green. This makes the flash pretty much useless. How could Apple release the white iPhone with this kind of issue? I thought they were fixing this with the 10 month delay in release. :mad:

    Anyone else having this problem? Is there any kind of fix for this?
     
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  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Post some pictures? I know blue/green blobs are common on the black iPhone 4 as well (depending on lighting).
     
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    No one else so far has had this problem. Looks like you might have a defective unit so exchange it for a new one. Apple's customer service is amazing :)
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think that the green blobs are a result of the fluorescent lighting.
     
  6. shidooby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here's a pic from inside my closet. this was taken with the lights off. hopefully it's just a defect specific to my phone.
     

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  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I'd definitely take that into the Genius Bar, that doesn't seem normal at all.
     
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  9. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Definitely not normal. Take that in, and they'll replace it for you.
     
  10. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Crap-tastic Shidooby take that back asap, that one is broke.
     
  11. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    as previously stated, take it back to the apple store with the pictures on your camera roll to show, and they will replace it.
     
  12. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Didn't the iPhone 4 have this issue when it first came out and it turned out being the plastic wasn't removed on the back?

    That would be the first thing I would check because that's exactly how that picture looks.

    Make sure you removed any and all sticky clear plastic if it is all removed then yah, I'd take it back.
     
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  14. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Once you come out of the closet just take it to Apple and they will set you straight :)
     
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    ^^^^^^ brilliant
     
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  18. Bobbytoad macrumors member

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    thanks kkat I had the same camera flash bleed as above photo (still had backing plastic on the phone) removed the protective film and the resulting photo was fine!
     
  19. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more. LoL! Best advised I've read here. :D
     
  20. BUFFBOY macrumors regular

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    omg.. im having this same issue with the iphone 4S

    anyone have this omfg
     
  21. tigres macrumors 68040

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    OP.

    Try this (in case you have not). When taking a photo, move your fingers to the bottom of the phone completely away from the camera.

    I can have the same results by having my hands in the middle of the back of the phone. Weird but true.
     
  22. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    i have a white iphone and mine doesn't do that. how are you holding the phone? sideways with the home button to the right?

    i tried holding it that way and my finger was too close to the lens/ flash and i was getting a lot of reflection. turned it the other way (home button on the left) problem solved.

    if that isn't the case i'd take it back. thats really bad
     
  23. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Apple Store >
     
  24. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    nice use of acronyms ma man

    but seriously you might be reflecting light off your finger if its too close to the lens/flash

    try holding the camera differently

    to quote the man himself
    "You're holding it wrong"
     
  25. ristb macrumors member

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    I had a camera issue with my girl friends white iphone4. took it to the apple store and the guy replaced the phone right away. He said camera issue is a common problem with the white iphone 4.
     

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