Besides the problem with the Maps application from Apple iPhone 5 users were also hit by a purple glow when taking pictures. After Apple CEO Tim Cook previously apologized about the maps application offered in iOS 6, the company has now responded to the problem with the camera. The solution, according to Apple’s quite simple: “Keep the camera in a certain position so that the bright light is not shining on the camera.” Photographer Adam Panzica explaination:
As many others have stated, this kind of thing happens very frequently in cameras of all types. I actually remember there being a firmware update to my Canon 7D to address this issues with certain less and lighting combinations. It’s a result of certain light frequencies being reflected/refracted in the lens from the off-angle light source. It might look like lens flare on a larger glass, but on something this thin it’s probably always going to look like a purple haze. You simply cannot beat the laws of physics. High end DSLRs have whole image processors a hell of a lot more advanced than the one in a cellphone dedicated to removing this kind of thing. But it still shows up from time to time, especially with new glass.
According to Apple, the purple glow not a big problem, and it happens with every iPhone 5 to date sold. It is a strange statement from the company, since it has been said that this should not happen and that it was strange that this happened. The response today was given as follows: “Our team of engineers has given us the following information and we recommend that you keep the camera in a position from the bright light when you want to capture. The purple glow you see in the pictures is normal for the camera of the iPhone 5. “ Just as with the iPhone 4 antenna problem, blame this time also with the user. You hold the phone in your hands just wrong. Apparently the lives Steve Jobs at Apple thought further.