Earlier, we reported that Apple’s iPhone 5 seemed to have some issues with purple flaring when taking photos with a light source just in or off frame, as reported by a number of users and duplicated in tests.
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled about the iPhone 5 camera’s occasional tendency to capture purple flares (even though it’s not an issue exclusive to Apple’s latest handheld), and Apple released an official response to the issue earlier today.
Enough’s been said already about the iPhone 5′s purple flaring issue. It’s actually very common for modern-day optics systems, but long-time users aren’t really used to it.
So the folks at FotoDiox have brought a fix to the table: the CamHoodie case for iPhone 5.
The case greatly reduces the amount of purple lens flare both in stills and capturing video.
Apple’s new iPhone 5s is set to go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20, and the phone is already generating a lot of buzz. The 5s is the more advanced of two new Apple iPhones, and offers a lot of technical advantages over the iPhone 5c also launching the same day.
We’ve just learned that the iPhone 5 camera may be faulty, showing a purple haze (yep, I said it) in certain lighting conditions. If you take a picture with the iPhone 5, and there’s a bright light that’s outside of the frame, you’ll see a purple tint come across the image.
This is possibly due to the Sapphire glass used in the camera’s lens.