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10-10-2012, 02:38 PM #1
Consumer Reports Says Flare Problem Isn't Unique to iPhone 5
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
10-10-2012, 02:48 PM #2
Gee, I hate to see actual fact-finding and investigative reporting get in the way of a good witch hunt.
10-10-2012, 02:55 PM #3
10-10-2012, 03:04 PM #4
Here is my opinion about the whole "scuffgate" thing as well:
Make the phone out of glass
Can shatter if dropped
User Complains: It cracks way too easily!!!
Make the phone out of plastic
Can take some falls
Can be scratched
User Complaint: Feels so cheap and it scratches easily!
Make the phone out of aluminum
Can take some falls
Can be scratched easier than glass
User Complaint: I can't have my keys in same pocket as my phone... it scratches easily.
Make the phone out of steal
Can take some falls
More resistant to scratches than aluminum
User Complaint: Way too heavy.
With such a wide user-base there is no way to make everyone happy. There will always be some group complaining, they still won't return it however they just will be really loud.
Last edited by Norb; 10-10-2012 at 03:14 PM.
10-10-2012, 03:09 PM #5
If you take a photo with the sun at the edge, you're definitely "holding it wrong".
10-10-2012, 03:20 PM #6
CR has been proven a company that fabricated data, don't put a damn thing in anything they have to say.
10-10-2012, 03:31 PM #7
10-10-2012, 03:36 PM #8
10-10-2012, 03:37 PM #9
This is what I've been saying from the beginning about this...
It's -not- that big of a deal. The "purple haze" only happens in pictures that would otherwise have a "white haze," something you shouldn't be taking pictures of in the first place. If you don't take pictures of the sun, you'll be fine...
But, as eballesq said, it's a witchhunt. People treat Apple products like a religion for some reason, and demonize the company, the products, and the people who use the products as if they're part of an opposing religion. It's not unlike the way X-Box fanboys behave toward PS3 users.
10-10-2012, 03:39 PM #10
10-10-2012, 04:04 PM #11
Basic photography 101!!! Even back in the day they always told you to take pictures with the sun to your back. If people would stop and think and use common sense? Ops what am I thinking??? People don't use common sense and buy stuff with knowing not how to use them or reading the user guide. Lol and when something or goes wrong? It s the other persons fault or the manufacturer fault
10-10-2012, 04:14 PM #12
I like how Apple or iFanboys group similar complaints into 1 name Scuffgate.
Put iPhone easily scuffed and scuffs right out of the box into 1, then shrug everything off with explanation to 1 complaint by placing fault to the consumer.
You have no problem with scuffs right out of the box???
Apple admit fault by slowing down product to increase QC, so guess what Apple is at fault here.
BTW it is spelled steel not steal.
Last edited by unison999; 10-10-2012 at 04:16 PM.
10-10-2012, 04:19 PM #13
My mistake on the spelling...
"I like how Apple or iFanboys group similar complaints into 1 name Scuffgate."
Last edited by i.Annie; 10-11-2012 at 08:30 PM.
10-10-2012, 04:58 PM #14
10-10-2012, 05:16 PM #15
Why would you take a picture of the sun? You shouldn't look at the sun directly with your eyes so why would you do the same with a camera lens. And I also never put keys in the same pocket as my phone. The phone is just asking to get scratched up no matter how scratch resistant it is.
10-10-2012, 05:32 PM #16
10-10-2012, 09:35 PM #17
Speaking of iPhone 5 issues, does anyone have a problem with the Hotspot feature? It was working ok for weeks but the last couple days it hasn't worked at all. I turn it on and it says "Now discoverable" but nothing can find it.
10-10-2012, 10:24 PM #18
Whatever Consumer Reports says doesn't matter to me. I used different cameras and all models of iphones. I have this problem with only iPhone 5. It is an issue that Apple needs to address.
10-10-2012, 10:26 PM #19
10-10-2012, 10:49 PM #20
Can i just rub this in the face of the people who kept doubting me? and this isnt fabricated data. well i mean all studies are bias/corrupt/manipulated however the statement is true... you cant stop light fragmenting.. you can certainly prevent but under different circumstances every single camera will get it