Apple responded to iPhone 5 camera issues
From the time iPhone 5 went on sale, some of the users expressed their concerns about the purple flare in certain images taken with the iPhone 5. After reciueving number of complaints iPhone 5 camera issues, the Cupertino-based company responded by saying that the purple haze seen in the iPhone 5 camera images is normal for small cameras and is present in every generation of the iPhone and most of the other smartphone cameras.[blockquote cite=”Official statement”] 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
[/blockquote] [blockquote cite=”Official statement”] 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. 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
The purple flaring can occur when an out-of-scene light source is positioned at an angle that causes it to reflect off the surfaces inside the camera and onto the camera’s sensor. Apple’s solution is to move the camera slightly or shielding the lens with your hand should minimize or eliminate the effect entirely.