Apple: Purple flare on iPhone 5 camera is normal
If youâ€™re one of the privileged few who already owns an iPhone 5 and plans to take pictures with its revamped 8MP snapper, you might want to â€œangle the camera away from the bright light sourceâ€ â€˜cause if not your images will suffer from Purple Flare.
In essence, that was the reply that an iPhone 5 owner got from an Apple Care support representative when his Purple Flare issue was escalated to the Cupertino based company’s â€œengineering teamâ€. The disappointed owner leaked the copy of the email reply to Gizmodo, who also happens to be one of their avid readers.
It is said that the flare is caused by the camera’s sapphire glass coating. So if you happen to snap a picture with your iPhone 5 and noticed a purple flare, donâ€™t be alarmed as it is â€œconsidered a normal behaviorâ€ as per Apple.