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mattstoelt Level 1 Level 1

Can the purple haze issue on the iPhone 5 be solved with a software fix?


iPhone 5, iOS 6
Reply by conorfromvictoria on Oct 8, 2012 2:33 AM Helpful
Here I am going to say it again, the use of Synthetic Sapphire has more than likely lead to IR leakage. You'll need a filter to get rid of this. Luckily this is an easy problem to fix and fix cheaply!!  Direct Quote: Sapphire Glass Wikipedia:  One application of synthetic sapphire is sapphire glass. Here glass is a layman term which refers not to the amorphous state, but to the transparency. Sapphire is not only highly transparent to wavelengths of light between 170 nm (UV) and 5300 nm (IR) (the human eye can discern wavelengths from about 380 nm to 750 nm[33]), but it is also five times stronger than glass and ranks a 9 on the Mohs Scale, and much tougher than tempered glass, although not as much as synthetic stabilized zirconium oxide (such as yttria-stabilized zirconia).Transparent and toughOne application of synthetic sapphire is sapphire glass. Here glass is a layman term which refers not to the amorphous state, but to the transparency. Sapphire is not only highly transparent to wavelengths of light between 170 nm (UV) and 5300 nm (IR) (the human eye can discern wavelengths from about 380 nm to 750 nm[33]), but it is also five times stronger than glass and ranks a 9 on the Mohs Scale, and much tougher than tempered glass, although not as much as synthetic stabilized zirconium oxide (such as yttria-stabilized zirconia).
Reply by LifeFlicks on Oct 8, 2012 9:46 AM Helpful
Here is a link to a post by Apple on the purple haze issue. http://bit.ly/Q8GqeG

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  • gdgmacguy Level 7 Level 7

    We're users here.  We have no idea of what Apple will do.

     

    Speculation is prohibited by the Terms of Use of this forum.

  • wegras Level 6 Level 6

    Have you not taken it to an Apple Store genius bar if it is an issue ???

  • mattstoelt Level 1 Level 1

    This was a technical question for another "user" to answer if they had the capacity to do so.

  • mattstoelt Level 1 Level 1

    This is a widespread issue that cannot be fixed by an Apple Genius.

  • wegras Level 6 Level 6

    Who said it will be fixed

    if it is not a benefit it must be faulty in which case warranty kicks in

    or do you all ready know this

    Your attitude is not condusive to "Users " offering you help

  • mattstoelt Level 1 Level 1

    Hello Peter:

     

    Based on the number of posts that you have and your speedy response, clearly you've made it your mission in life to help the laymen along the way in the Apple world.  For this, I applaud you however it is you my friend that has a attitude that needs to be addressed and I really can't even understand what is compeling me to waste my time to responding to such nonsnse.  It's ambiguous to assume that (a) I was looking for specutlation. (b) Was not versed on the T & C's of the forum. (c) That I was not aware that we are "users".  You should really read the post before repsonding with such haste.

     

    I am an avid Apple fan and a supporter from the get go which is why I posted.

     

    Please spend your time where it can used best in helping users that need it.

     

    All the best,

     

    Matt

  • wegras Level 6 Level 6

    And you might make more sense if you were able to work out who said what

    from the above responses

     

    So we can assume you have all the answere so will work it out yourself

     

    and if you can't the iphone is clearly faulty take it back to an Apple Retail store

    and if they cannot fix it they will replace it under warranty 

    My iP5 does not have a purple haze

  • mattstoelt Level 1 Level 1

    you iP5 has does not have puple haze?

  • wegras Level 6 Level 6

    Of course it doesn't ,it is a fault

    mine takes perfect pictures

  • conorfromvictoria Level 1 Level 1

    No, it can't be fixed by software. The issue appears to be IR (or near IR) what what I can tell. I have a friend who's tested the 5 Phone 5 camera in low light conditions with a hot object. Purple shows up. Funny, the object shows up purple when it is invisible to him in total darkness.

     

    That's a IR filter issue or so it would appear to be.

     

     

    Anyone else comment on this? 

  • killhippie Level 3 Level 3

    Every iPhone 5 pretty much takes a purple flare with bright light at the edge of the picture (like the sun) the iPhone 4S did not have this issue. When we get some sun try it Oh and Apple have even released a official statement about this, so I would check again.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4436

  • conorfromvictoria Level 1 Level 1

    Here I am going to say it again,

    the use of Synthetic Sapphire has more than likely lead to IR leakage. You'll need a filter to get rid of this.

    Luckily this is an easy problem to fix and fix cheaply!!

     

     

    Direct Quote:

    Sapphire Glass Wikipedia:

     

    One application of synthetic sapphire is sapphire glass. Here glass is a layman term which refers not to the amorphous state, but to the transparency. Sapphire is not only highly transparent to wavelengths of light between 170 nm (UV) and 5300 nm (IR) (the human eye can discern wavelengths from about 380 nm to 750 nm[33]), but it is also five times stronger than glass and ranks a 9 on the Mohs Scale, and much tougher than tempered glass, although not as much as synthetic stabilized zirconium oxide (such as yttria-stabilized zirconia).

    Transparent and tough

    One application of synthetic sapphire is sapphire glass. Here glass is a layman term which refers not to the amorphous state, but to the transparency. Sapphire is not only highly transparent to wavelengths of light between 170 nm (UV) and 5300 nm (IR) (the human eye can discern wavelengths from about 380 nm to 750 nm[33]), but it is also five times stronger than glass and ranks a 9 on the Mohs Scale, and much tougher than tempered glass, although not as much as synthetic stabilized zirconium oxide (such as yttria-stabilized zirconia).

  • wegras Level 6 Level 6

    Thank you for your concern my iP5 DOES NOT display a purple haze

  • conorfromvictoria Level 1 Level 1

    Hmm, I'd like to think you're correct, however, if you point your phone up to the light, no purple?

    You're lucky.

     

    Interesting... you'd be one of the few who don't have this problem.

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