Apple has now officially acknowledged the purple flaring in some photographs that happens especially when there is a source of bright light hitting from an angle that isn’t in the frame. We have noticed the same happening at times but it can be fixed by simply changing the camera frame a little. It is not really rocket science and considering it only happens some times and is not the case always, we believe it is a non-issue. Apple is essentially telling iPhone 5 users the same that they can resolve this by moving the camera a little. Read on for Apple’s official response. Also Read - Apple warns iPhone 5 users to update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3 to avoid essential features
At the iPhone 5 unveiling, Apple had mentioned it had used a Sapphire crystal for camera surface instead of glass that is usually used on cameras. Sapphire is more durable and cannot be scratched easily, which made perfect sense. However, many now believe that the Sapphire is to blame for the purple flare. Whether that’s the case or not, we know for a fact that the flare issue can be resolved by moving the frame a bit. Check out Apple’s official response below. Also Read - A look at how Apple iPhone evolved since Steve Jobs introduced it 12 years ago
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A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.
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.