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(Some Guy)   The iPhone 5's camera comes with a magical purple haze filter built into every picture   (wmpoweruser.com) divider line 99
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2012-10-01 08:57:40 PM
Well there's always #6. Should be what, 7 months or so?
 
2012-10-01 08:58:52 PM
www.biography.com

Groovy.
 
2012-10-01 09:04:51 PM
Does it have a setting where you kiss this guy?

/Filter #14: mondeGreen
 
2012-10-01 09:05:35 PM

dahmers love zombie: Does it have a setting where you kiss this guy?


I have a live recording of him specifically saying "kiss that guy"
 
2012-10-01 09:12:08 PM
Yes, I get all my accurate information from some douche's Windows Phone blog.
 
2012-10-01 09:23:44 PM
This proves that iOS is inferior and now Steve Jobs' grave must display a Samsung Dart and a Motorola Backflip for one year

/sorry, I usually hang out in the politics tab
//iPhone 4 user
///not planning on upgrading immediately
 
2012-10-01 09:34:41 PM
This is obvious. The lens is Sapphire, and Sapphire is purple. So when you have a bright light it may come through purple, depending on the angle, not unlike light coming through yellow or red on regular glass depending on the angle.
 
2012-10-01 09:37:07 PM
TFA: In an email Apple support has confirmed that side-lit phones taken by the iPhone 5 will invariable have a Purple haze, saying this was normal behaviour for the device.

You heard it here: Apple is stealing other phones!
 
2012-10-01 10:22:48 PM

TEG24601: This is obvious. The lens is Sapphire, and Sapphire is purple. So when you have a bright light it may come through purple, depending on the angle, not unlike light coming through yellow or red on regular glass depending on the angle.


Then why is my watch face not purple? Hmmm?
 
2012-10-01 10:32:42 PM
Yet I still lost $4,000 betting on Nokia. Goddammit so much.
 
2012-10-01 10:40:22 PM
Hmm....I'm suddenly reminded of:

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-02 12:25:24 AM
Steve Jobs is going to be so pissed when he finds out about this.
 
2012-10-02 12:27:09 AM
Between this and their f-d up mapping feature I'm thinking they didn't do enough testing.
 
2012-10-02 12:28:48 AM

TEG24601: This is obvious. The lens is Sapphire, and Sapphire is purple. So when you have a bright light it may come through purple, depending on the angle, not unlike light coming through yellow or red on regular glass depending on the angle.


Al2O3 is transparent. That's sapphire. Throw some Chromium in, and it's Ruby. Throw some Ti/Fe in, and it's blue sapphire. Titanium, pink. There's a whole lot more.

It's probably the dielectric AR coating they use on the lens.
 
2012-10-02 01:04:38 AM
Are you experienced enough to take a good photo?
 
2012-10-02 01:11:24 AM
99% of the population will be too busy taking Instagram photos of their cats and posting them on Facebook to notice.
 
2012-10-02 01:30:24 AM
"You're Holding the Phone Wrong" is a great tune, but I worry. Rather than writing new singles, they're just coasting on their old greatest hits collection. This is usually when you can tell a band is going downhill.
 
2012-10-02 01:57:29 AM
Sorry. I won't be upgrading any time soon. I have more important purchases at the moment.

Thanks to the douchebag who clipped my mirror in the hospital parking lot, and drove off without leaving even a sorry.
 
2012-10-02 02:26:36 AM
The iPhone camera is used for spur of the moment shots, not for serious photography. Anyone trying to pin "limited camera feature" on a smartphone needs to get in touch with reality. Go buy a medium format DSLR if you want great photos.

If you want the greatest smartphone on the market today, get over the lens flare and get yourself an iPhone 5.
 
2012-10-02 02:33:25 AM

markie_farkie: 99% of the population will be too busy taking Instagram photos of their cats and posting them on Facebook to notice.


This.

It's not easy to deal with lens flare sometimes, from a lens design standpoint. Heck, $6000 DSLRs (the irrelevant part) with $3000 lenses (the relevant part) can suffer from bad flare problems depending upon the direction of the lens relative to bright light sources. This is often why reviewers and consumers are interested in the flare characteristics of a particular lens when researching or purchasing said lens. This will be something that users will just need to deal with, though I suspect few will notice.
 
2012-10-02 02:38:12 AM
'Scuse me, while I work these lights!
 
2012-10-02 02:42:52 AM

fusillade762: Between this and their f-d up mapping feature I'm thinking they didn't do enough testing.


This kind of fark up can only be perpetrated by senior management, don't blame QA.
 
2012-10-02 03:25:07 AM

Aye Carumba: fusillade762: Between this and their f-d up mapping feature I'm thinking they didn't do ANY testing.

This kind of fark up can only be perpetrated by senior management, don't blame QA.


Been in the QA industry for over 10 years. You are right about it being senior management's fault. It's their fault for outsourcing their QA to China, Indians usually do a better job.

Seriously, nobody took pictures with the phone to test it? Nobody did any QA on the easily scuffed case of the iphone 5. Seems to me they decided that since it's been working before nothing is broke and they don't need to test it.

Oh Apple, you have your sheep so well deluded that you don't even have to send your products through QA anymore, you should hit $1,000,000,000,000.00 in no time.

/sigh
 
2012-10-02 03:31:16 AM
Our eyeballs are just running on outdated hardware, which will, of course, be fixed when Apple releases the Retina retina next year.
 
2012-10-02 03:41:52 AM

bingethinker: Yes, I get all my accurate information from some douche's Windows Phone blog.


Came for asspained apple user, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-02 03:45:07 AM
Last week I bought myself a Samsung Rugby Smart at the same time that three coworkers all got the new iphone. For some reason nobody gave a rat's ass about the new apple gadgets, but people won't stop asking me about my awesome unbreakable phone.

The smug is suffocating me.
 
2012-10-02 03:46:37 AM
SumFrequency: Al2O3 is transparent. That's sapphire. Throw some Chromium in, and it's Ruby. Throw some Ti/Fe in, and it's blue sapphire. Titanium, pink. There's a whole lot more.

It's not the color of the crystal/glass being used in the lens assembly, it's how light coming in at an angle is refracted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration
 
2012-10-02 04:12:53 AM
It's because a tiny soul gem fragment containing Steve Jobs is in every iPhone 5.
 
2012-10-02 04:56:29 AM

HotWingAgenda: Last week I bought myself a Samsung Rugby Smart at the same time that three coworkers all got the new iphone. For some reason nobody gave a rat's ass about the new apple gadgets, but people won't stop asking me about my awesome unbreakable phone.

The smug is suffocating me.


i love this so much i'm just going to say i love this so much and skip the snark i was going to post.
 
2012-10-02 05:33:13 AM

lordargent: SumFrequency: Al2O3 is transparent. That's sapphire. Throw some Chromium in, and it's Ruby. Throw some Ti/Fe in, and it's blue sapphire. Titanium, pink. There's a whole lot more.

It's not the color of the crystal/glass being used in the lens assembly, it's how light coming in at an angle is refracted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration



Purple halos around bright objects? Sounds about right.

Apple should've spent less money on the fancy scatchproof front lens element and more on designing a functional camera lens. This amount of aberration is inexcusable at any price point greater than two digits.
 
2012-10-02 05:34:29 AM

Raging Whore Moans: This proves that iOS is inferior and now Steve Jobs' grave must display a Samsung Dart and a Motorola Backflip for one year


A coworker of mine took a picture of Bill Gates with his iPhone when Mr. Gates visited our New York
office.

Alas, Steve Jobs never visited any of our offices, so I couldn't get someone to take his picture with an
Android phone.
 
2012-10-02 05:34:54 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If you want the greatest smartphone on the market today, get over the lens flare and get yourself an iPhone 5.


WTF was that? Did Steve jobs possess you just then or something?
 
2012-10-02 05:36:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: Last week I bought myself a Samsung Rugby Smart at the same time that three coworkers all got the new iphone. For some reason nobody gave a rat's ass about the new apple gadgets, but people won't stop asking me about my awesome unbreakable phone.

The smug is suffocating me.


Seems worth repeating, if only to add some variety to the utter tedium that is an Apple hate thread.
 
2012-10-02 06:28:28 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The iPhone camera is used for spur of the moment shots, not for serious photography. Anyone trying to pin "limited camera feature" on a smartphone needs to get in touch with reality. Go buy a medium format DSLR if you want great photos.

If you want the greatest smartphone on the market today, get over the lens flare and get yourself an iPhone 5.


What if i don't? What if I want a mundane, ordinary, unremarkable smartphone that matches my own mediocrity?
What good is your fancy "iPhone5" to me then, eh, smart guy?
 
2012-10-02 06:48:45 AM
Everytime my iPhone takes a picture of that house over yonder, the house comes out red.
 
2012-10-02 06:49:49 AM
Yaeh well I don`t care, the Iphone is bestest at EVERTHING! It doesn`t matter if other phones do things better. Why did you get a phone with a camera? get a $1000 camera if you want to take pictures! IDIOT!

next you will say you want a map feature that can tell you where to go!
 
2012-10-02 06:50:50 AM

skinink: Everytime my iPhone takes a picture of that house over yonder, the house comes out red.


does your key still unlock the door?

oops, my bad, no NFC...
 
2012-10-02 06:56:20 AM
I'm not a phone fanboy by any means (I have an aincient HTC Desire if you must know) but I'm sure we can find a more credible source regarding an issue with an iPhone than a site dedicated to windows phones.
 
2012-10-02 06:58:06 AM
" Dear Matt,

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. The purple flare in the image provided is considered normal behavior for iPhone 5′s camera. If you wish to reach me regarding this case number *********, please contact me at 1-877-***-**** ext. *******. I currently work Thursday-Monday: 7:00am - 3:30pm Mountain Time. If you reach my voicemail, please leave your name, phone number, case number and the best time to reach you. Email is *­**­**­*****­*[nospam-﹫-backwards]e­lp­pa*com.

Sincerely,
Debby
AppleCare Support
"

Dear matt, 
You are holding the phone the wrong way. AGAIN.
Sincerely,
Debby
AppleCare Support
 
2012-10-02 06:59:10 AM

Need a Dispenser Here: I'm not a phone fanboy by any means (I have an aincient HTC Desire if you must know) but I'm sure we can find a more credible source regarding an issue with an iPhone than a site dedicated to windows phones.


is Apple a good enough source?
 
2012-10-02 06:59:53 AM
Sorry.

sauce. Apple sauce. of course. what was I thinking.
 
2012-10-02 07:00:47 AM

WxGuy1: It's not easy to deal with lens flare sometimes, from a lens design standpoint.


And yet they did it with the iPhone 4.
 
2012-10-02 07:04:09 AM

MrSplifferton: Aye Carumba: fusillade762: Between this and their f-d up mapping feature I'm thinking they didn't do ANY testing.

This kind of fark up can only be perpetrated by senior management, don't blame QA.

Been in the QA industry for over 10 years. You are right about it being senior management's fault. It's their fault for outsourcing their QA to China, Indians usually do a better job.

Seriously, nobody took pictures with the phone to test it? Nobody did any QA on the easily scuffed case of the iphone 5. Seems to me they decided that since it's been working before nothing is broke and they don't need to test it.

Oh Apple, you have your sheep so well deluded that you don't even have to send your products through QA anymore, you should hit $1,000,000,000,000.00 in no time.

/sigh


It seems that way. Or they are basically selling everyone a beta version of the iPhone 6 and hoping they get away with it because of brand loyalty. See which "shortcuts" in quality they can get away with.
 
2012-10-02 07:12:04 AM
It's okay, I'm sure PCMag has some poorly-documented benchmarks to show why this is the best camera ever. Maybe BullbearMS will bring them in for us.

\ Photographer
\\ Sold some shoots
\\\ Really disappointing, as smartphone cameras can handle small frame outdoor shots pretty well nowadays
 
2012-10-02 07:12:18 AM
Monetize.
 
2012-10-02 07:22:00 AM

markie_farkie: 99% of the population will be too busy taking Instagram photos of their cats and posting them on Facebook suckling at Apple's festering teat to notice.


FTFY.

The next iPhone could have no camera at all and people would still clamor about how great it is.

"We don't need a camera - it's a PHONE. Duh! You use a CAMERA to take pictures, not a phone. Stupid Fandroids..."
 
2012-10-02 07:29:52 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The iPhone camera is used for spur of the moment shots, not for serious photography. Anyone trying to pin "limited camera feature" on a smartphone needs to get in touch with reality. Go buy a medium format DSLR if you want great photos.


You'd better tell that to Apple's marketing department
 
2012-10-02 07:32:05 AM
This will just lead to everybody wanting to add a "purple haze" filter to their non-iPhone 5 photos.
 
2012-10-02 07:33:03 AM

heavymetal: It seems that way. Or they are basically selling everyone a beta version of the iPhone 6 and hoping they get away with it because of brand loyalty. See which "shortcuts" in quality they can get away with.


I'm not sure about this, but the Maps thing was obviously not good. In the first 3 days after iOS6, I saw 3 tweets out of my 150 followers highlighting problems with iOS maps that they'd found, just using it to find places. I can't believe that during the field testing that Apple guys weren't coming back and saying that it wasn't very good.

I think Apple knew it was not good, but also that a lot of users will be tolerant of "we'll fix it soon" and that a lot can't do anything for a year or two about changing phones, and figure they've got that time to at least get it to being OK, so that people will figure that they might as well stick with iOS. It's not something I'd tolerate because I'd figure that if a company will take that attitude to me once, they'll do it again, but some people may not think like me.
 
2012-10-02 07:38:53 AM
Looks like someone failed English Composition:

In an email Apple support has confirmed that side-lit phones photos taken by the iPhone 5 will invariable invariably have a Purple haze, saying this was normal behaviour for the device.

images.sodahead.com
 
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