The iPhone 5 is quickly becoming the hottest-selling smartphone in the market. However, owners of the new handset are quickly noticing that the new iPhone is far from perfect with a new issue that has surfaced.
Initially, new iPhone owners were annoyed with the bug-infested Apple Maps app, which replaced Google Maps. Secondly, the black version was found to be more susceptible to scratches and dents, which Apple coldly said that this was “normal”. Now, owners are reporting taking photos with an irritating purple haze.
Customer’s rants have surfaced on an AnandTech forum. New iPhone owners are reporting to see a purple haze when they snap photos with the handset in bright light. One forum member reportedly got in contact with Apple support and was informed that the issue is widespread.
It’s a known fact that all camera lenses struggle when exposed to bright light. However, it seems that the iPhone 5 struggles even more when exposed to extremely bright light. If the reports are true, it is believed that the new iPhone’s sapphire crystal lens could be causing the problem.
A user has also posted a video showing the problem. Click on the link to see it for yourself.
We’re not exactly sure how widespread the problem is. We’re not even sure if UK iPhone 5 users are experiencing the problem. However, there isn’t a lot of bright sunlight here, so we can’t really test it ourselves.
The iPhone 5 sports a camera similar to the iPhone 4S. However, it does take pictures in more vibrant colours, despite the newly discovered problem.
Have you noticed the purple haze plaguing your snaps once the lens is pointed towards extremely bright light, or is your iPhone 5 just fine? Let us know if you have experienced this issue through a comment on our Facebook page.