Apple says purple tint on Apple iPhone 5 pictures is the camera's normal behavior

In a manner suggesting the way that the late Steve Jobs told Apple iPhone 4 users that they were holding the phone the wrong way, allowing the left-handed death grip to cut signal strength on the phone, Apple told iPhone 5 users that the strange purple tint seen in the corners on some photos is normal...
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80. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

New breed of apple,genetic engineering....got purplish..... :D

82. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

LOL new features: Violet Tinge, Highly Scratchable Back, Warped Maps... Of course, all trademarks of Apple Inc.

83. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

iFail

86. d3nster

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Apple might be offering photography classes in the near future for iphone5 owners..

106. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I can see it now.... People grouped outside the Apple store at my local mall learning how to take a picture with their new iPhone 5. It will be epic! Apparently it now takes a Genius to use an Apple product.

87. marinbuyukliev

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

another peace of GARBAGE R.I.P. Apple

90. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

"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." So Apple want to say that, user's are taking pictures in wrong way........ Oh Great Apple please teach us how to take the snaps.............

91. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

121. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You get a thumbs up for the info. I will just look at it as a side effect, con of whatever type of lens or hardware Apple is using for the camera. Like Amoled screens.....can have black splotches, can have a blue tint, can show pixels. I still like Amoled screens over LCD....but it has cons.

122. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I sense a software update coming soon...

94. aakashram2001

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

advice to all iphone users the best way to use ur iphone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ....... any model is just keep it in the house and buy a decent phone.just like that beleive me all your iproblems are solved. bcos if you r going to complain to the manufacturer of iphone about the so called premium products u get 2 type of ans. 1. thats the normal behaviour of iphones. 2. they way you handle the phone is not correct.

95. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

um...does Nokia, for example explains to users how to hold their phones in order to do a proper photography? Does Samsung do it? Or HTC? Hmm. No. So apple...are you REALLY trying to convince anybody that this purple tint is something NORMAL?? If yes, then your products don't meet any quality standards. I mean, they know how to set up a marketing campaign and sell over 5 000 000 units in one week...but then it turns out that they don't even know how to explain some glitches in their newest product.

96. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

zoinks! You know, just after we got some good feelings from Cook's apollogy letter, they go back to standard operating procedure. "purple flare is a feature, not a defect!"

115. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

...and they have changed the world of photography once again... this is sad..they cannot admit to a failure after so many years

98. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

you facing your lens wrong!

99. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

whatchout! the purple flame was copyright of japanese video games character named iori yagami, so purple flare ... sooo iori yagami.

100. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I had to reread part of that to make sure I hadn't misread it. "angle the camera away from bright light source." I've just turned my desk light on and taken a photo with my 3GS directly at the light bulb from about 2 inches away and it's fine. A big orange/yellow circle. No purple at all. What the iPhone 5 is producing is not normal.

105. TritonForceX

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Could anyone else picture what reviewers would do to a phone from say HTC, Motorola, or especially Samsung if light leaked out of the side, the back scratches itself in the packaging, if photos and movies had a very noticable purple hue to them, they made a decision to do mapping themselves and wasn't even close to accurate? But we get articles, "Despite map problems, iPhone Still Selling Well." I'd just like to see some fairness spread across to everything. PA could've took all this into account and rated it a 6, and that's being generous.

123. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. iDevices are held to a higher standard, everyone is copying them....so when issues pop up for iDevices, they try to get explained away or lessened. No phone, OS is perfect.....contrary to what some believe. If a software update fixes it, fine. But...its still an issue that needed a fix.

107. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

At this point Apple needs to be very careful they don't follow down the road of another once popular, now almost extinct line of phones.....Blackberry. Blackberry continued with business as usual for too long, and look where they are. I do honestly want Apple to man up and show us just how good they can be, but if they continue down the road they are on, disaster will likely follow. I want Android and iOS to battle it out for as long as they can, but this does not bode well for Apple, from my point of view.

108. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Your doing it wrong is your answer Apple to everything, smh sad excuse

110. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

You're just holding it wrong!

112. CheerfulCharlie

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

"Normal behavior" - Translation: We can't figure out how to stop it. Therefore, it is a "feature."

114. idanoclo

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

apple probably patented this inovative feature so other companies can not use it or they will get sued.

116. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Why don't they just blame it on Sony? Sony made the sensor so they wouldn't have a very hard time convincing everyone it was a flaw on their side.

117. ebunny89

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Apple you are sooo coooool. Your phone is like the coooolest thing! It comes out of the box looking roughed up for my macho self. It also has an extra flashlight coming out of the top for my extra viewing. WIFI? I like your attitude. I work when I want to too! And as for that camera of yours... A purple filter to blur out the light. Yeah, I didn't want that bright light shining in my pics. And if I want to go somewhere I know your maps will bring me to a cliff so I can see the beautiful view. I didn't need to go to that interview anyway. Remember? I work when I want to...

118. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nothing to be alarm.. people at Apple are working hard to correct the issue. which in my mind is not a biggie.. but the fandroids are having a day.. thanks PA for keeping the flame wars at minimum...

120. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You seem to didnt mind when that article about Jelly Bean addressing lag in Android was done. You and a few others like you had a field day. I take it you have a problem with most of the recent iPhone 5, iOS news thats seen in a negative light. Cant have it both ways....wait til an Android article about malware pops up..it should make you feel better. Or if Samsung has to pay the settlement to Apple, or they lose trying to sue Apple for LTE. When writing articles...it cant all be positive. For Android, Apple, RIM, MS, etc. Just take the good with the bad...

124. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

i wonder how if i'm doing my wife wrong. must be get divorced right away.

125. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I dont think Apple has come up with a legitimate answer...THey need to explain it properly to the customers...the problem is not general is what bugs me...if only some users have problem then why is apple releasing documents ? Apple is not the same after steve jobs!! http://www.thegadgetcode.com/2012/10/Apple-iPhone5-purple-haze.html

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