Next problem with the Apple iPhone 5 brings purple tinting to certain pictures

Next problem with the Apple iPhone 5 brings purple tinting to certain pictures
Since the release of the Apple iPhone 5, there have some problems with the handset. First, we had reports of models coming out of the box with scuffs, nicks and dents. At the same time, Apple's iOS 6 mapping application left a lot to be desired with reports of missing benchmarks, incorrect labeling of cities and buildings, and locations shown miles away from their true location. That was followed up by the static lines that appeared on the phone's virtual QWERTY keyboard when typing in a password for the App Store or iTunes.

Today, we have the latest problem with the Apple iPhone 5 and the fault is with the camera. Pictures snapped with the light source outside of the frame are coming out with purple tinting on the edges. Speculation is that this is the result of the Sapphire glass used on the camera's lens. Another thought is that the problem comes from the light sensor on the camera getting overloaded. While the camera on the Apple iPhone 5 can compensate in some situations, in others the purple tint takes over the picture.

Since word of this purple picture problem started making its way around the interwebs, some have taken to their Twitter account to tweet that the same problem exists on the Apple iPhone 4S. Those who have tested this say that it is true that last year's iPhone model does produce the tint on some pictures, but it is much more apparent on the newer version of Apple's smartphone.

So far, no word from Apple on the latest issue facing Apple iPhone 5 users.

source: TechCrunch


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  • Storage 64 GB
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116 Comments

1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Its a feature

14. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

Actually one of those 200 new features were promised to be in ios6:)

32. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Is the purple tint, one of the few colors in the 200 new features??? Lol, what are the "200 new features" in iOS 6? iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S should've been banned if the Google got the pull down notification bar patented, but it's still on hold... Otherwise, iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S didn't have a shot at the numbers of 4S's sold... (I'm pretty sure Phonearena had an article on the Google drop-down notification patent being held from 2007 or something...) Anyways, Android is superior than Apple due to the unlimited world of customization (features!!!) =D

41. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

So what everyone will be still buying it.

42. e.wvu unregistered

You Apple fanboys always make a weak comeback.

112. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple fanboys are a little short on class...they're secretly android fanboys. They admire guys like us!

45. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

braaaaaaaainwashed. :)) "oh i have iPhone 5 and it has static lines, purple tint and scuffed exterior! Beat that! It's like, the best thing in the world!"

54. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

looks like ur more brainwashed then Apple. Apple fans cause your not urself anymore.

58. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Rotten Apple have $100+ cash in hand can fix any problems that occured.

61. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Correction $100+ billion cash in hand.

65. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Yeap join the club and buy shares. Welcome to the club of Royallys.

113. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

More like the club of Royally Screwed! Over and over and over again and again and again....oh its just pathetic! You have my sympathy

64. Apple.

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Apple owners can afford it, unlike others! the phone is looks like no others. the touch the feel style . its the trend and being cool.

72. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Like the Backstreet Boys or N'Sync back in the day.

93. YasasT

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

wow I wonder how cool it is to hold a scuffed phone right out of the box :D ohh and these camera issues, crappy maps must be cool too huh?

107. galfiszabolcs

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

So you`re the hotshot cuz` you have money to afford that phone?

83. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

it's an additional feature that will make it easier for editing instagram pictures..

84. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

A moment of silence for all sheep out there.....for havin the dexterity and courage to smile under all difficulties......................................​..................................................​..................................................​.....................baaaahh....baaah.....blaaaah.​......wait.....they'r sheep.................Kudos apple.....purple wool now :P

103. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

not just facebook and twitter integration... INSTAGRAM INTEGRATION BUILT IN TO IOS!!!!! =D

114. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Integrating third party apps does not make the OS better. Its like if I ordered a computer and Windows came with all softwares installed that I might like. There's a term for this..."Bloating the OS". They should make the OS better by innovating and by introducing something new. Wake up! one should have the freedom of choosing between Instagram or any other photo-edit software. Apple shouldn't be shovin stuff up the sheep's rear ends but then again they're sheep...they deserve it :)

104. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

u need extra bucks to buy uv filter

2. xenonn1

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

43. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And then Apple comes out and states: "You are obviously taking pictures wrong."

47. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"It's obviously a lens flare, please take your pictures without direct sunlight." :))

3. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

This only occurs on cheap products made in China. Oh wait.

34. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Plus, for one iPhone 5 to be manufactured costs ~$8.00... And they're being sold for $199, $299, and $399+... -_-

80. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

apple spends around $207 to make an iphone 5(16 gb), and what made you think that the iphone 5 costs $199? who will pay the bills? the unlocked 16gb iphone5 costs $649..........any locked phone will end up costing you more than the unlocked phone(iphone, android phone or any other phone)

88. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

if apple spends $8 to manufacture an iPhone then Samsung spends $2... whats your point?

46. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Its the sun flare of the lens! what the hell. My s3 does that too.

89. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Dont ruin the fun for all the Apple haters. Theyre just getting started with all the trash talking.

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