Washington, Oct 2: Tech giant Apple has defended the quality of camera in its new iPhone 5, saying it’s “normal behavior” for the smartphone’s camera to give images a ‘purple haze’.
“Our engineering team just gave me this information and we recommend that you angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures,” Apple said.
“The purple flare in the image provided is considered normal behavior for iPhone 5′s camera,” it added.
The firm’s remarks came in response to hundreds of complaints that photos taken on the camera are ringed with a ‘purple haze’ on any image containing a bright light.
According to the Mashable, the source of the purplish glow is not yet confirmed.
There’s speculation that the problem is due to a new coating on the iPhone 5′s camera, while some photographers claim that it might just be one of those issues that happen to cheaper cameras, the report said.
The issue adds to a number of criticisms with the new phone, including light ‘bleeding’ from the edge of the screen, some phones rattling due to loose internal components, and the removal of Google Maps in favour of Apple’s seemingly unfinished in-house Map app. (ANI)