Apple under the reigns of Tim Smith is certainly more open and vocal with regards to the many issues surrounding the company. First they admitted iOS 6 Maps is not that great, and now, they’ve responded to many iPhone 5 purple lens flare issues:
“Our engineering team just gave me this information and we recommend that you angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures. The purple flare in the image provided is considered normal behavior for iPhone 5′s camera.”
The quote above was posted by Gizmodo saying it was the company’s response to a customer’s email regarding the problem. As Giz stirred the pot a little bit, Apple of course had to calm down the crowds by posting this public 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.
What do you think of this news? Are you concerned with the photos as much as the original email sender (and many others that followed)? Personally I haven’t noticed any problems with my iPhone 5 whatsoever except the peeling off the black coating a little too easy.
[Image, additional reporting Macrumors]