Although the Apple iPhone 5 has only been on the market for a couple of weeks, it has already become a best selling handset, selling millions of units to date. Two million handsets were pre-ordered within hours of being made available, and the handset also went on to sell 5 million units during its first weekend on the market.
The iPhone 5 is of course one of the most advanced and impressive smartphones currently available. Consumers and critics alike have praised many of its features. However, a couple of issues with the phone has been raised since it’s been available.
One of the most widely reported problems is the Apple Maps application. This is included as standard on the iPhone 5 to replace the Google Maps application, and also rolls out as part of the iOS 6 software update for existing devices like the iPhone 4S. Users have reported problems with Apple Maps like unreliable turn by turn navigation, inaccurate information and poor quality aerial imagery. Another problem has recently come to light though, this time involving the phone’s 8 mega pixelcamera.
There have been numerous complaints that when a photo is taken on the iPhone 5, which has a bright light source it creates a purple haze affect on the photo. Apple has offered a solution via its support forum, and simply suggests that users either alter the angle at which they point the phone, or simply shield the lens with their hand to stop light entering the lens directly. Apple claims that this is by no means a fault with the iPhone 5, but rather a common problem experienced by all small cameras.
However, there has recently been a number of photos posted online which show identical pictures taken by the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 side by side. The iPhone 5 has this purple haze effect at the edge of the photo, whereas it does not appear on the one taken by the iPhone 4.
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