Twitter user "weaksauce12" posted this photo and questioned, "Did I get a dud or is anyone else having this problem?" (Photo Credit: Twitter/@weaksauce12).
Apple has officially issued a statement regarding complaints of a "purple flare" appearing in videos and pictures taken with an iPhone 5 camera.
News first circulated last week about the "purple flare" or "purple halo" and AppleCare support did provide an initial solution to the problem.
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According to Gizmodo, the AppleCare Support stated the flare was "normal behavior" and suggested iPhone 5 owners to "angle the camera away from the bright light when taking pictures."
Apple's official statement provided with "symptoms" of the image effects.
"A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture."
Video of the "purple flare," courtesy of Twitter user Weaksauce 12.
Apple's 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."
AnandTech provided an outline to see if your iPhone 5 features the purple flare:
1. Aim your iPhone 5 camera at a bright light source,
2. Move the camera so that the light source is just off-screen,
3. See if the purple flare happens.
So far, the problem has not been reported on the iPhone 4S.