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[Gizmodo] Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Problem, Says You’re Holding It Wrong

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After initially denying it, Apple has acknowledged the iPhone 5's purple flare camera problem in an email to a Gizmodo reader. Their solution: "Angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."

http://gizmodo.com/5947972/apple-acknowledges-iphone-5-camera-problem-says-youre-holding-it-wrong
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HAHAHAHA!!! OH wow. It just keeps getting better. Now I'll have to add another link to my sig.... thumb.gif
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It's [probably] called chromatic aberration and a likely cause is the coating on the "lens".

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Wow, a lens that exhibits glare when shot at a light source. Unheard of.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by exnihilo View Post

It's [probably] called chromatic aberration and a likely cause is the coating on the "lens".
cg

Chromatic Aberration is different. Different wavelengths of light get diverted differently when moving from air to glass and back, so they get split up a bit by the time they hit the sensor on the camera, which are really noticeable at the edges of objects where colors change. Similar to what happens with prisms, like on the cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. This is most likely caused by internal reflections of that specific wavelength within the lens itself (at least that's my guess).
Edited by Manyak - 10/1/12 at 6:14pm
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Apple refusing to fix any issues had by their customers is going to drive them headfirst fast...

...I hope.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post

Wow, a lens that exhibits glare when shot at a light source. Unheard of.
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I know... it happens with every smartphone (and most cameras), yet people make such a big deal about the iPhone 5 exhibiting it.
Edited by born2bwild - 10/1/12 at 6:18pm
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That is odd. iPhone 4 looks like sunlight. iPhone 5 looks like a Galick Gun blast.
Edited by Riou - 10/1/12 at 6:18pm
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thats probably caused by the crystal that is protecting the lens..lol/ very funny none the less, very much expected of apple
 
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post #9 of 269
Don't worry. In a years time you will be able to buy the Iphone6 with new camera that works properly like every other camera phone has since they first came out...
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While it would be nice to not have this issue, l doubt it will affect many users enough that they will care. I'd rather have the improvements of the new camera and is flaw, then have an iPhone 4S camera.
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