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Apple acknowledges purple photo problem

Suggests a workaround
Mon Oct 08 2012, 09:41
Apple iPhone 5 black

GADGET DESIGNER Apple has told users of its Iphone 5 how they can avoid having a purple hue on their photos.

Apple is reacting to reports that the Iphone 5 camera has an unusual feature, one that ruins photographs by giving them tinges of purple. The advice is not to use another camera or smartphone, but rather to change the way that you position yourself.

With typical Apple aplomb the firm says that a purple lens flare is a common feature in cameras and should not be seen as peculiar to the Iphone 5.

"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," it says.

"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."

Apple has already taken something of a beating from users over the Maps app that it gave users along with the IOS 6 upgrade.

The firm's CEO Tim Cook publicly apologised to users and recommended that they use mapping software from an alternative provider. µ


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