Camera on iPhone 4 has white-balance issues, adds icing to the cake

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from Atlanta, GA
Published: July 1, 2010

Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get worse for Apple (well, you probably didn't actually think that), yet another problem with the iPhone 4 surfaces.  It looks like some folks are starting to notice that while the camera on the iPhone 4 fares well in natural light and even in well-lit situations indoors, it doesn't do nearly as well in low-lit settings.  As you can see from the picture above, the iPhone 3G, 3GS and the Canon 5D (as the control) take significantly more accurate pictures in low-lighting, with the iPhone 4 creating a much more yellow image.  According to SlashGear, "some handsets are failing to select the correct white-balance profile," which is likely the root of the problem.  When individuals with this problem contacted AppleCare, they were instructed to have their iPhone 4s replaced.  If you managed to get an iPhone 4, if you're not too frustrated with the signal issues to actually use it, have you noticed this issue as well?

Via SlashGear, MacWorld

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