The iPhone 5 is one of the most anticipated launches of this year. As it is with any Apple product, the iPhone 5 was greeted with generally positive reviews all around. However as time went by small issues started creeping up. One such example was an issue of purple Lens Flare on iPhone 5. Basically all you had to do was aim at a bright source of light to have a glaring purple lens flare on iPhone 5 pictures. The issue has been reported widely, and some even managed to get a half hearted response from AppleCare. But now Apple has come out officially and made a statement.
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. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. 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.
So there you have it. Not much different from what AppleCare suggested. Apple also asks users to either avoid pointing towards the bright source of light, or just move the position of the source on the screen. In addition to that you can also shield the lens with your hands. Not much of a solution. More like an explanation of the issue of purple Lens Flare on iPhone 5.
Apple doesn’t seem to think it’s anything hardware related so the hopes of having later batches with this issue eradicated should be kept out of our minds now. For now, if it indeed is an issue, it’s here to stay.