Purple Haze on iPhone 5 Camera (Photo : twitter.com/weaksauce12)
Reports of Apple's latest iPhone 5's camera have been surfacing within the last couple days.
The website TechCrunch tested multiple iPhone 5s and reported today that the phone shows a "purple haze" in certain lighting conditions. The article said when one takes a photograph of a bright light that's outside the frame, then a purple tint appears across that image. It cited the sapphire glass used in the camera's lens as the probable reason for the what many are calling a flaw. However, the article did state that the phone is "smart enough to compensate in certain situations."
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"Seeing more of this problem at work. So far everyone's iPhone 5's have the same issue when we compare side-by-side, and the three 4S's we tried do not have this issue at the same light source," said user Kaido on AnandTech.com's forum.
"I have the same issue on my Verizon (if that matters) iPhone 5. It's pretty easy to test and definitely doesn't require the sun. My room is dark at the moment, and all I did was put the camera to the left of my computer monitor and then move it over toward the monitor. When a monitor is about to enter the field of view, the right side of my screen definitely got a purple hue on it. Interestingly enough... it wasn't nearly as vibrant with my left monitor as it was with my right monitor," commented another user, Aikouka.
This just adds to the already controversial list of problems associated with the barely week-old device. Other user complaints have been the scratching of the aluminum back plate, while the widest complaint is with the phone's mapping service.
The iPhone 5 was released last Friday and sold more 5 million units in three days. The article said with so many sold so quickly, the product is bound to be highly scrutinized.