It was reported slightly more than a week ago that there were ‘purple haze’ issues with the iPhone 5’s camera, and Apple did issue a statement saying that such purple flares are “normal behavior for iPhone 5′s camera”. I am not quite sure just how many people who were affected by this issue bought Apple’s explanation, but we did not experience it in our review of the iPhone 5. Apple has since issued a support document concerning the symptoms, saying that “a purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.”
The resolution offered? You are supposed to “move the camera slightly in order 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.” For those who have tried that and found that it worked wonders, are you happy with this solution, or do you wish that there was no purple haze to worry about in the first place so that you can shoot your photos any way you like and want to?