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Annoyed by the iPhone 5 purple lens flare issue? This case can fix it

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:20

Although Apple finds it completely normal, the purple tint present on some photos taken with the iPhone 5 can be pretty annoying. The imperfection appears in the corner of the image whenever a light source is near the edge of the camera's viewfinder. Could there be a cheap and easy way to take care of it?...

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:23 16

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

But I want that purple tint... Wish me luck to get this feature :)

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:31 7

2. easymomo (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:42 5

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Good luck to it....

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:06 6

14. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

u donĀ“t need luck u will get it without luck lol

rubber ring for $24,95? made outta gold?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:53 7

22. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

instead of this i will cover it with condom it also has a rubber

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:20 2

15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

and i thought iphone should be the best on everything....

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:52 1

21. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

go and get a iPhone 5 this feature is free with it.

ha but don't say that iphone has purple haze otherwise iphonearena will block you for 1 week from posting comments.l

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:12 1

27. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)

I thought the "Purple rAiN" feature was an hommAge to Prince; coming up on the 30th Anniversary of his hit Album?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:23

28. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Connie.linghus who are you this is the second post, that I just had to sit back, and think

Da Fuq?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:32 11

3. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

GREAT! More accesories to buy! Not that the iPhone itself is not expensive enough.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:04 9

12. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Yeah.. what a disaster! A rubber ring for $25?!
Better solution:
1. Cut a rubber tube from old tyre in small circular shape
2. Poke a hole in it somehow. You can use heated nails or soldering gun.
3. Use instaglue to paste it around that 'sapphire' embedded in aluminium slab.
Voila! We are done :)

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:22 9

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

they use "high quality rubber" there.. lol

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:46 5

20. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Or go to a hardware store and buy a rubber o-ring and glue it in place. Will cost only a few cents. Or, better idea, don't buy such a gimmicky problematic device

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:35 2

4. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

of course apple thinks it's normal... what a bunch of crap.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:00 3

25. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Its always the users fault. Same thing with the 4 and the "antenna" issue and now with the iphoney 5, maps and purple flare. Whats next?..

The Maps ordeal was also the users fault. They weren't holding the maps properly. Big Fruity never does anything wrong, like the GOP in America, its ALWAYS the users or the public' fault.

Big Fruity is a joke of a company. imaxipad mini? LMAO hope its close in size & shape to any other 7 or 7.7 tab (Sammy I'm lQQking right at you)

FYI Big Fruity, your iphoneys are NOT for everyone, well except for the small handed & small minded folks who like to be told what their device should look like without being able to customize. Big Fruity controls the users interface & experience. No widgets, only icons & folders? LMAO again..

I have exactly 1, yes UNO, ONE icon visible on my all my panels on my Samsung Infuse and the rest are only widgets. Can you use Go Launcher, ADW or any of the 3 party launchers for the iphoney? Sadly no!! Can you get the Amazon Appstore for the iphoney? Again NO.. You can shop on Amazon, but not on the apps market.. How sad is that! Can you use 3rd party apps on your iphoney? imaxipads? NO NO NO.. Again what a socialist company Big Fruity has become. No choices.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 18:28

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I wanna know the million dollar question:

Do we call it an issue or not? A case fixes the issue.....thats not an issue....

In my book...thats called an issue...I dont care how common it is.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:37 1

5. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

they also consider the light leak a feature.... it's also a flashlight!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:23

18. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

fukk them right?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 18:29

40. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

That was funny....lol.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:38

6. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

So they bang on about the great design of the iPhone but in order for it not to get all scratched and for the camera to work properly you have to stick a case on it...... does it matter about that metal and glass body now?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:41 1

7. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

every single hardware need add-on
that is what a "superb" phone need
More Add-ons in order to overcome the "over-features" stuff

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:51

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Keep them adding ... 24.95(stop-light-ning) , 29.95 (lightning) and more to come.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:09 1

26. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Not to mention that there is a issue now with older istuff not working with the new icables. LOL here comes more cash for Big Fruity and more needless accessories for the fantwinks. When will they learn? NEVER.

Brand loyalty is hard to shake in America. We are such sticklers for what we like. A majority stick with the tried and true, yet those of us who once used Big Fruitys products and have since stopped know the headaches they cause. Big Fruitys stuff is overpriced Chinese junk made with Samsung Parts.

Without Steve Hand Jobs Big fruity is going to flounder. This latest incarnation of the iphoney is the worst move they could have made. Only enlarging the screen by .5 inches isn't a "game-changer" its a reality check for the eyesheep that maybe its time to look at something better.

LG & Samsung are the 2 best makers on the planet today. For me the Note 2 can't be beat for its versatility not to mention the 5.5 inch screen, S-Pen etc.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:51 4

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

iPhone 5, the best smartphone to date. You just need to buy 5 different accessories to make basic functions work properly, it's your fault for not buying them. (:

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:04 2

11. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

To the morons who do the camera comparisons on here. They take 100 pictures with the Iphone and pick the best one, as with the others they just take 1.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:05 1

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Glad to see some entrepreneur took me up on my suggestion. All that is needed is a lens hood, which they seem to be delivering. Pro (and advanced hobby) photographers have used lens hoods for years to cut down on flare.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:22 1

17. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

When has there been an iphone after 3GS which didnt have problems that had to be solved using accessories like this? the 4 had antenna problems - solution - get a plastic cover and now the five doesnt just need it because it scratches easily but also because of the camera. Premium handsets my foot. all the iphone has been is a source of profit for companies who make iphone covers. completely ruins the feel if the device - rediculous

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:25 2

19. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

yep purple tint s very normal. just like how every other smartphone camera suffers from it /sarcasm (just in CASE)

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:54

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 5000; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Time for apple to issue another round of bumpers...lol.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:57

24. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

meh apple's mistake was rushing their phone out when they could've waited another month till holiday season

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