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The Unfortunate Case Of iPhone 5: Green Glow Appears On the Sides Of Display

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Let’s call it the unfortunate case of iPhone5. The phone already marred by various flaws now has one more to add to its list. After apple map app faux paus and the purple haze, a green glow on the sides of the display in the unlock screen has come to surface. The glow generally appears when the handset wakes up from the sleep mode.

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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.”

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.

When the users complained about the purple haze in the corners of the iphone 5 captured images Apple issued the following statement:


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


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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