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article imageOp-Ed: Issues with iPhone 5 camera is deemed users' own fault by Apple

By Abigail Prendergast     Oct 8, 2012 in Technology
Apple, maker of the iPod, iPad and of course, iPhone, has responded to a complaint regarding a purple flare showing up in pictures taken by the iPhone 5's camera. Their answer being to angle it differently, has not sat well with many users.
Tech company, Apple has recently responded to an interesting complaint regarding a purple flare that comes up in photos taken by the iPhone 5's camera. According to CNN, that response was: "You're aiming it wrong."
The tech firm went on to claim there is a variation of said issue on pretty much every smart phone out there:
"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," CNN Tech quoted Apple as saying. "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."
With that said, Apple made the suggestion that iPhone 5 users try to avoid taking pictures in bright shining light.
However, websites like the L.A. Times decided to conduct a few tests to see whether Apple was being honest, or just full of themselves. The experiment: take pictures in these aforementioned conditions with two different phones, the latest iPhone and the iPhone 4.
The results hinted at an actual problem with the iPhone 5, as there were no such issues with the previous Apple smartphone incarnation. The response telling users merely to hold the phone differently is not only wrought with qualms in its own right, but eerily familiar to the iPhone 4's "antenna flap" in 2010 reports the Times.
The antenna situation was ultimately remedied, but as far as the iPhone 5 is concerned, there isn't going to be much resolved in the foreseeable future. This means for some, even going back to older models of the iPhone.
"I do about 600 pics a day between work and personal, both indoor and outdoor. I gave up and switched back to my 4S. No issues," said a user on an Apple support forum.
Some even argue there are very small amounts of light when they come across the purple glare. Just goes to show people, just because it is the latest and greatest does not always mean it is the best quality.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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