Apple’s resolution of iPhone 5’s camera image effects

Photos with purple flare taken by iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

After the powerful launch of the iPhone 5, many of the users started complaining about the purple flare in the camera near bright lights.

According to the company, “A purplish or other coloured flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.”

Apple has recently responded to the purple flare issue of the camera in iPhone 5. According to the Apple’s engineers, this issue is normal and they have advised the users to take photos away from the bright light.

Apple has posted on the supporting website,

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.

iPhone 5 has the same camera that is found in the iPhone 4S but this camera comes with a thickness reduction of 20%, so that the camera could be fitted in the thinner body of the iPhone 5. However, there are some enhancements in the camera such as sapphire lens cover, improved image signal processing and noise reduction, and a new dynamic low-light mode.

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