iPhone 5 purple lens flare – Apple responds

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Now, the iPhone 5 has had its share of bad publicity since launch, but that hasn’t stopped millions of us from buying them. Its even been revealed that already, the iPhone 5’s internet traffic trumps the Samsung Galaxy S 3 – the only real rival to the iPhone 5.

Anyway, I digress. I’m sure that by now, most people have heard about the purple lens flare that you get when the camera is near a light source. I’d never really experienced how annoying it was until recently, when I was sitting in a Yates and tried to take a photo. The purple flare took up 3/4 of the photo I was trying to take, and I wasn’t even directly near a light source.

(iPhone 5 lens flare)

Apple have recognised this and released a statement offering some explanation as to why you get the purple flare. They say that it’s they use a sapphire lens in the iPhone 5’s camera to improve low light photography. They offer some advice on how to fix it though – try to move away from direct sunlight when taking photos, or put your hand above the camera to form a hood so direct sunlight doesn’t shine in.

What do you think of this problem? Is it something that should’ve been fixed by Apple before general release? Are you near an upgrade, and this problem is putting you off the iPhone 5? Let me know in the comments below!

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