Apple Addresses the iPhone 5 Purple Lens Flare Issue

It was a little bit of a surprise when the iPhone 5 launched without an improved camera, but even more surprising is the change that did come. Thanks to the new smaller sensor, the new Safire lens cover or any number of other reasons, some light flares in the iPhone 5 end up purple.

Apple has come out with an official statement on the issue which, while true, avoids the main issue completely.

"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," says the troubleshooting entry. "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."

Of course, that only speaks to the concerns about the lens flare itself, and not to the actual problem of the flare being purple.

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