The iPhone 5 is on its way to becoming the most successful iOS device the world has ever seen. However, it looks like Apple should have tested the device more thoroughly before launching the handset. A new issue has surfaced on the internet.
Problems were first seen when users tried out the new Apple Maps, the new mapping service that replaced Google Maps. Apple Maps did not show places where they ought to be and misnamed landmarks. Recently, the iPhone 5 was found to be vulnerable to dents and scratches. Now, new iPhone owners are complaining about a purple haze affecting captured images.
Customers complaining about the problem surfaced on the AnandTech forum. The problem seems to occur when the phone’s lens are pointed towards bright light. One member was said to have contacted Apple and was informed that the problem was widespread.
We all know that camera lenses have a hard time coping with bright light, but it looks like the new iPhone has more trouble coping. The iPhone 5’s sapphire crystal lens is said to be cause of the problem.
A video has also been posted by a user, showing a purple haze affecting pictures.
We’re not sure if the problem is as widespread as reported. In the UK, it doesn’t seem iPhone 5 owners have been complaining about the problem. However, since bright sunlight is not in abundance here, the problem isn’t likely to be widespread in the UK.
Despite owners reporting a purple haze affecting their pictures, the iPhone 5 still is capable of capturing quality images in vibrant colours. It sports a similar camera with the iPhone 4S, but it can still snap photos better.
Are your captured images affected by a purple haze when the lens is exposed to bright sunlight? Let us know through a comment below.