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  • ken5 Level 1 (60 points)

    Definitely not the best colors on your two photos, but the light conditions are really harsh. I have been taking photos a long time and usually I put the camera away if I can't avoid shooting directly into the sun by moving or some other means. I have a really nice dslr with expensive lenses. Still I avoid these kind of shots and would not expect good shots under these conditions. Digital cameras are not known to have good dynamic range.


    How are your other shots not shot directly into the sun?


    Did you use HDR? From these shots I would think not n

  • Canadianpj Level 1 (0 points)

    Applephile1974 wrote:


    Get over it. It's a camera, not a magical device. No respectable photographer would allow the Sun to shine directly into the lense & not expect flare. Shield the lense with your hand or position yourself in the shade to avoid this effect. Common sense really.

    I'll say it again I'm sick of this response. This is important to us. If it not to you then please, stop posting in this thread and go do something else.


    This is NOT about sun being directly in the device alone. ANY light source from ANYTHING if it is to close to the lens of the camera will cause this effect. Take a picture in a restaurant? Best be sure no lights are near your camera, etc, etc.


    So please, spare me.

  • ken5 Level 1 (60 points)

    No doubt you, and others, are having this issue Canadianpj. My phone is not showing this though, so I wonder if there was a bad batch, are you close enough to an Apple store to see if the display cameras are doing it too? If they are not I would demand another camera. Even if they are showing it, I would ask for am new one.


    I can take photos directly into the sun and lights and not see any purple!

  • SuperRevber2 Level 1 (0 points)

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    Here's a picture I took in July with my IPhone 4 that had been upgraded with the IPhone 5 software. The sun is in the upper right hand corner and quite close to being in the picture. To my eyes there is pretty much ZERO purple effect whatsoever.

  • SuperRevber2 Level 1 (0 points)

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    Here's a picture I took this past Sunday AFTER my IPhone 4 had been upgraded with the new IPhone 6 software. Granted the sun may be a little more in the picture than in the previous photo, but the so called "purple" effect is defintely there and VERY noticeable. Me thinks there is definitely something amiss with this new software.

  • ken5 Level 1 (60 points)

    Bottom photo is what I would expect from a shot taken directly into the sun. Be happy you don't have the solid purple around the blown out sun as can be seen in an example shown earlier in this thread.


    First shot the sun was not in the front of the camera at all. If you look at the shadows you will see that the sun was a full 90 degrees to your right.


    Did you take any photos on Sunday with the sun to your side or from your back?

  • Canadianpj Level 1 (0 points)

    Check this article out:



    They have no intention of fixing this.

  • parrudanet Level 1 (0 points)

    That's it guys. It's not just the sun. It is any source of light, even candles in a restaurant, or other small sources of light! That's ridiculous. And I have an iPhone 4 and a 4S, all of them updated with the new SO. None of them shows the purple thing as iphone 5.

    There is no way I will take it as a normal thing. Please, don't come with the answer like I should learn how to take a perfect picture according to the light, and I should pay attention and make always the perfect shot, because I never had to do that.

    Again, I don't care about taking pictures in the right angle with the perfect light reflection. I shouldn't have a completely purple picture because of that (like it was with the previous iphones).


    I hope apple will find a way to fix that.



  • ken5 Level 1 (60 points)

    Hi parrudanet,


    The purple haze has not shown up in my normal shots yet, and I have taken shots that had tough light conditions.


    After reading your post this morning I did take a photo of a candle and there was an ever so slight purple line at the bottom of the flame. To rule out the normal blue found at the bottom of a flame I took a shot of a flashlight. A shot directly to the light had none, BUT, moving the camera around did show full rays of purple light. I never saw anything like that before. If this shows up in my normal photos I would be quite upset.


    Strange... CA that I have always witnessed in the past were always in bright and blown out areas' usually shadowing an object just to the side of it.

  • mattstoelt Level 1 (0 points)

    The low light levels are way off.  All of my iP5  images are poor in low lighting conditions....

  • yasonrad Level 1 (0 points)

    Then I guess I'll hold on to my iPhone 4S and upgrade to the iPhone 6 when it comes out if still considered a viable smartphone or switch back to Android if Apple becomes what it was the first time Steve left the company.

  • jon.abel Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! I was upset about this issue but when I read your post it snapped me back to reality. Guess I was just used to being spoiled.

  • Neil D Level 1 (30 points)

    I'm sure you guys know this already, but the issue is not the software. It's the new lens cover Apple has decided to use.


    have you guys noticed this issue on Panorama images?

  • SuperRevber2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sure Apple was aware of the new lens and tweaked the software accordingly. My concern (and I guess question) would be if they somehow forgot (Hey. Things do happen) that the said "tweaked software" was going into previous versions of IPhones that don't have the new lense, thus causing the issues that some of us are having with too much blue and purple in our pictures?



  • jefferoo Level 1 (0 points)

    This is exactly my issue.

    I've noticed the purple in dark areas of images, as well as in the flares.

    That is not good.

    See this image I took, for example...


    There was no purple in the subject of the image, to the naked eye.

    It's also odd that the hazing occurs in the image where it fades to its darkest exposure and not at its very darkest parts.

    I can tell you with 100% honesty that this image was taken on dim, overcast afternoon with no direct light source, whatsoever.


    What are these correctional iPhone 5 lens filters you mention?

    Could you post a link?