TechCheddar recently wrote about the latest glitch in the iPhone 5′s short life, the purple flaring that shows up on the iPhone’s pictures. As we said before, taking a picture in a place where there’s a bright light outside of the frame will cause a purple hue to make an appearance. According to TechCrunch, this purple flaring was visible on the iPhone 4s, but is way more pronounced in the iPhone 5. According to TechCrunch, the haze is probaly caused by the Sapphire glass used in the camera’s lens; because of sapphire’s purple/blueish hue, the bright light glare of a powerful light source could cause the color to show up in a photo. It is also possible that this purple glow is caused by light overloading the image sensor. When the iPhone 5 was introduced, Apple didn’t mention any optical coatings, which would help to reduce this type of glare issue.
[W]e 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’s camera.
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