Apple Publically Responds iPhone 5’s Purple Lens Flare Issue
iPhone 5 is the most valuable smartphone we ever experienced, yet it suffers many issues just after its release last month. Apple claims that its new iPhone 5 is equipped with improved camera but most of users were complaining a purple flare or halo appearing in photos captured with the device’s camera pointed at or near bright light sources.
Purple Lens Flare Issue on iPhone 4S & iPhone 5 (Image Courtesy: The Next Web)
iPhone 5’s top most issues also contain the purple lens flare issue which is being criticized by a lot of users; according to a report from Gizmodo posted last week. Apple addressed the issue through emails to particular iPhone 5’s users from Apple support staff. Apple engineers had the opinion that it was a minute issue and advised the users to keep their phones away from bright light source during capturing photos.
Our engineering team just gave me this information and we recommend that you angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures. The purple flare in the image provided is considered normal behavior for iPhone 5′s camera.
Now, Apple has issued a public support document regarding purple lens issues on iPhone 5, and the company recommended the same advice to avoid from marking of purple color on the photos captured through iPhone 5 camera.
Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.
Except making iPhone 5 camera compatible to the thinner body of the device, Apple has reduced the camera’s thickness by 20 %, it contains all specs similar to iPhone 4S.
Moreover, Apple offered many improvements to the iPhone 5’s camera including improved image signal processing and noise reduction, and a new dynamic low-light mode.