In recent days, Apple has been blasted by some amidst criticisms that a “purple haze” overcomes the camera when the iPhone 5 is pointed near an extremely bright source of light.
Apple said last week that users should simply adjust the angle of their camera when the purple haze becomes an issue. Naturally, for some, that answer wasn't acceptable. And they have been waiting for Consumer Reports to investigate. Well, they have. And here's what the venerable publication has to say.
All camera lenses, even those made for expensive SLRs, can yield lens flare, which is produced by scattered reflections inside the lens from a bright light source. How much flare appears in an image depends on how you orient the lens.
So for the time being, the only way to really avoid the purple haze is to reframe your photo or video.
Source: Consumer Reports