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After purple haze, iPhone 5 now plagued by 'green glow'

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Oct 14, 2012 at 11:08am IST

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New Delhi: Several flaws have been reported in the iPhone 5 since it started to reach the users. One of the biggest issues with the device was the appearance of a purple haze at the corner of images captured with the camera of the iPhone 5. Now, a green glow has been noticed on the sides of the display in the unlock screen when the handset is started after being in the sleep mode for a long time.

As per a report by The Guardian, "This time a green glow described as a plasma bleed from the edges of the screen is appearing on some of the new handsets. The green light is momentary, and appears on the unlock screen just after the iPhone has been "woken" from a longish sleep."

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The report adds that this was most likely a hardware issue, not a software one, as it is described as a 'sort of warming up' issue. It cannot be documented in a screenshot because of the short amount of time it appears.

After purple haze, iPhone 5 now plagued by 'green glow'

Now, a green glow has been noticed on the sides of the display in the unlock screen when the handset is started.

Apple had recently explained the purple haze issue that appears in photos captured by the iPhone 5 camera. It issued a statement, which read:

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Symptoms

A purplish or other coloured flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.

Resolution

Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.

Though the resolution to the problem can be hardly categorised as a fix, we would definitely like to know how this issue was not so visible with the iPhone 4S. This is 'antennagate', where Apple is telling users how to use the phone. It may be a great fact that Apple has opted for a sapphire crystal lens cover, which is thinner and more durable than standard glass. However, according to its release, Apple states that it offers crystal clear images, and this is not the case, unfortunately.

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