Complaints have been flying around the Internet since the release of the iPhone 5 about the camera having a “purple haze” when pointed near an extremely bright light source, such as the sun or a light bulb. Apple has just released a statement about the issue, stating that users should point their cameras at just a slightly different angle when the purple haze effect occurs:
Originally Posted by Apple
For now, Apple doesn’t appear to be making any hints that they will be providing some sort of fix for the problem. From a merely speculative point of view, any attempt to fix the problem could possibly be part of a future software update that uses algorithms to help reduce the purple hue in the photograph as it is saved to the Camera Roll.
If you are experiencing the purple haze on your new iPhone 5, then we would recommend taking Apple’s advice and taking the picture without a bright light source being just on the frame of the photograph. The purple haze does not appear to show up in photographs where a light source is not in direct view of the camera.
Sources: Apple via AppleInsider