The well-known purple light flare from iPhone 5 camera has been a subject of discussion for quite some time, with Apple claiming that the shining effect was caused by users holding the iPhone 5 improperly while capturing images.
As for now, the company has issued a support article to address the rising concern over the bizarre purple light being found on various photographs taken with iPhone 5. More concretely, the problem shows on the images as a purple flare on the edge of a photo or as an actual purple spot in the main frame of the image.
Nevertheless, Apple has launched the following support article and claims there is nothing serious to worry about:
Symptoms A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.
Resolution 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.
However, we haven’t seen a single user complaining about the same problem occurring to other iPhone model cameras previously. The whole buzz and concern is about Apple’s latest flagship device capturing weird photos, and needs changing an angle or awkwardly shading the camera with your hand while taking a picture… Have you ever experienced the “purple problem”? Do you think iPhone 5 cameras are faulty, or do you agree with Apple’s explanation? Do not hesitate to express your opinions in the comments below.