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Purple spots on iPhone 5 photos, camera related issues

First off I want to say this problem is not the purple haze problem Apple has already admitted to. Which involves pointing the camera at a light area like the sun. This is completely different in the fact that after taking a random picture today, I noticed a dark purple stain in the frame. After taking several photos, I realized it was a stain within the lens. I cleaned the outside of the lens thoroughly and still no resolve. I immediately jumped on the Apple forums and to my surprise...I was not the only one. Other have also complained about the dark stain on their photos as well. Interesting enough it only appears on the rear camera photos, the front camera lens is clean. I take pretty good care of my phone, so this is not due to a dropped device. A trip to the Apple store is in my near future and I will let you all know what the outcome was. Below are some shots I took after realizing the problem.


iPhone 5 is a Solid Update

The new iPhone has dropped and sold out within an hour of the midnight release on Fri the 14th. Shipping dates afre now out 3-4 weeks online. I purchased the 16gb AT&T Charcoal model. Coming from the iPhone 4, the slightly bigger screen allows for more icons on a single screen. Videos are displayed in a 16:9 format that feels more natural. The thinner size feels substantially lighter than the iPhone4/4s, being that this new version does not have back pain of glass. Instead the back side is aluminum which gives it more of Macbook look. Based on specs, benchmarks have declared the iphone 5 the fastest smartphone on the market...for now. With the gang of Android smartphones coming in the near months it will be interesting to see if the iphone 5 holds it spot at the top. This phone has a slick design along with the same environment Apple users are accustomed to. Below I'll point out the good and the bad based on my time with the phone for now. As far as recommendations, if you have a iPhone 4 or earlier, it is definitely worth the $199 upgrade, If you have a 4s and don't actually need a bigger screen, then I say hold out for the next version, being that you most likely don't have an upgrade to use. You can still upgrade to IOS6 now anyway. Quick note as well, the Verizon iPhone 5 has an unlocked sim card slot meaning if you buy this version you will also be able to use it on AT&T minus the LTE (4G). Something to keep in mind if you have the choice to do so.

The Good

-Slightly bigger screen than previous models

-Thinner & lighter body

-Faster A6 processor along with 1gb of RAM

-LTE 4G data connectivity

-Turn by turn directions via Apple maps app

The Bad

-Proprietary Lightning connecter, new $30 adapter will be needed to use older 30 pin usb cables.

-Verizon and Sprint versions cannot transmit data and voice at the same time. (No simultaneous voice and data)

-IOS6 Maps app is (for now) a downgrade from Google maps on previous versions. 

-No NFC (Near Field Communication) Android phones have had this feature for some time now.



Why I chose the iPhone 5 over the Samsung Galaxy S III

  Up until a month ago I had been using a Iphone 4 on AT&T for quite some time. I skipped the Iphone 4s just because Siri was not a determining factor for me to upgrade. With all great the reviews (and specs) on the Samsung Galaxy S III I went ahead and sold my wife's 8gb Iphone 4, then gave her my 16gb Iphone 4, which in turn allowed me to use my upgrade to purchase the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S III was $50 cheaper at Walmart compared to the AT&T store, Best Buy, Target etc. They only had the white version available (which I rather not have, but I put a case on all my phones anyway) so I went ahead with the 16gb white Galaxy S III. My first impressions of the phone were great, the bigger screen real estate was excellent for browsing the web, watching movies or podcasts. Android Ice Cream Sandwich was very fluid and quick. The free navigation app that is included was very user freindly, which previous iphones did not offer. The speed of the AT&T network in my area on the S3 was also a boost from the 3g that I was getting on my Iphone4. I was averaging 15mbps down and 10mbps up on AT&T's so called 4g network. So far the Samsung Galaxy S III didn't disappoint. But when it came to storing the 4.8inch Galaxy in my was a whole other story. I work outdoors mostly so keeping the phone safe is a priority. The Galaxy S3 did not fit in my Dickies cellphone pocket for one, which is my preferred pocket for cellphones. Given how big the screen was, it was dificult to stowe it without risking cracking the screen in half. Also typing with one hand was a challenge with the bigger screen. The iphone 4 felt a bit sturdier and robust compared to the plastic feel of the S3, due in part to the iphone4 front and back glass slabs. I will say that spec wise, the Galaxy S3 is superior to my iphone 4, but with the annoucement of the iphone5 I had to decide which to keep. I stayed with the S3 for about two weeks before returning it to Walmart, which was a smooth process that didn't even require a restocking fee. My upgrade was reinstated with 48 hours of returning the S3. At this time, the waiting game began, I had to use an old Blackberry 8310, which is torture, especially when coming from using an S3. 

 When the Iphone 5 was announced, everything pretty much fell in line with all the prior speculation, slightly taller screen, thinner body, faster processor. Ok the taller screen thing, I am completley cool with due to the experience I had with the S3. In the end, I had to go with the iphone 5 simply because I am invested in the Apple product universe with such apps as iMovie, iPhoto and various other Apple devices. The new iPhone is basically the upgrade we would have wanted after the iPhone4 instead of the 4s.

  Armed with a Google Chromebook, a Macbook Pro and an Iphone 4, woke up 5 minutes before  midnight on Thursday the 13th, at the stroke of midnight I refreshed all three devices for about 5 minutes until the winner by a tap of f5 was... the Google Chromebook! hmm... I was unable to reach the preorder page on the Macbook Pro, though I did have better luck on the Iphone 4 App Store App but I ended up placing my order on the Chromebook. The result will arrive sometime on Sep 21, the initial iPhone5 stock was sold out a little after an hour after midnight, shipping dates are now at 2-3 weeks. I will post a clearer review once I recieve the new device. Though I liked the S3, I wouldn't be able to make a full decision without trying both devices.


Ipad HD...No, Ipad 3...No, The New Ipad Yes!

So feel free to poke fun at the fact the I and the rest of the world were pretty much wrong about the next Ipad being the Ipad HD, by now you know that the new Ipad is called...The New Ipad... [insert joke here] The new Ipad has retina display along with a two dual core processors, 2048 by 1536 mega pixel display...nice! and 4g connectivity through AT&T and Verizon. 5 Megapixel iSight camara and capability to stream 1080p video to the newly annouced Apple Tv (not a real tv, just a hockey puck box). To make a long story short and to completely forget all the cool imaginative stuff that people thought was going to be included. If you still have a 1st gen Ipad, I would by the NEW one, if you don't have one buy the NEW one at starting at $499 or a Ipad 2 at $399 and if you have a Ipad 2, I wouldn't bother buying a NEW one unless you want to resell it and make some money...cough, clear throat, or just that much of an Apple fan that you must have the NEW one. I didn't bother posting a new pic but you won't be able to tell the difference over the internet anyway.

The day is here so I figured I'd chime in with my unprofessional overlooked prediction. So first off, all the mainstream sites have already reported that the name of the new Ipad will be the Ipad HD. The invitation simply shows a third of the Ipad screen with a finger clicking on the calendar. I will be glued to the feeds in order to see if any of my predictions were included, higher res screen is pretty predictable, more cores as far as the processors is also a possibility. I would personally like to see a more streamlined way of having the Ipad interact with tvs. The current Airplay functionality requires an Apple Tv, Airplay compatible receiver etc. Would be cool to see an included adapter that can provide such functionality strait from the Ipad. An upgraded Apple Tv is also rumored, it is no doubt that these two devices have great functionality together. Being able to download apps directly to the Apple Tv box would allow the user even more capability to interact with the applications in the App Store. Along with that using the Ipad as your remote for such controlled apps just makes sense. Improved front facing camera should be included regardless because the one on the Ipad 2 is lacking. I'll leave at that, so I can update the post after the annoucnment, stay tuned!


Skyfire for IPhone

Skyfire is a new browser that either managed to slipped through the cracks or it is actually Apple being lenient with it's approval process. The browser main feature is it gives IPhone users what they have been waiting for...sort of...this browser is able to take Flash video and encode it on the fly in order to let users view Flash content in IOS 4. The browser launched this passed Wednesday and was brought down due to the heavy volume of downloads. Even though Apple stills refuses to support Flash in IOS 4, I think Skyfire should be mighty thankful they were given the chance at the bountiful IOS users that were waiting for some type of Flash Content. All in all the browser performs pretty well, even though after experiencing some drag on launch day. It is built on top of Safari so many of the features are the same. But I just rather set it as my primary browser instead of switching to it when ever I want to view any Flash video. Last I heard it was sold out in the app store, so keep your eyes out for this well worth it $2.99 app.