Blue spot camera bug fixed with Verizon iPhone?

Remember that annoying bug that causes a blue tint in the center of photos? It looks like it may have been fixed in the new version of iOS that is running on the Verizon iPhone 4.

For many people running iOS 4.2.1, there is a blue tint in the center of images - most notably of subjects that are white. There have been mixed reports of the lighting situations that cause it. For some, it's only in the presence of fluorescent lighting. For others, it's only when using the flash, and for the incredibly unlucky, it's for all lighting scenarios.

I tried every lighting situation I could imagine with the Verizon iPhone 4 and never had an image tainted with a blue spot. Hopefully this is a sign that the bug will be fixed in iOS 4.3.

Any of our Verizon iPhone wielding readers getting the horrid blue spot in their photos? Let us know in the comments below!

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Blue spot camera bug fixed with Verizon iPhone?


For me it's more green than blue, but it's annoying as heck. I hope it's a firmware fix and not a hardware flaw that was corrected just for the vPhones.

Remember that annoying bug that causes a blue tint in the center of photos?

Um... nope. Never had it with any lighting situation. If it was software, everyone would have it.

Youre lucky, sir. I've had two iPhone 4's, and my other friends have the blue tint as well.
I heavily doubt it's software.

My 3GS had a horribly-unresponsive home button... so I deserved the iPhone 4 with no problems (so far) :)

Aaah, a sign yesss.
I really waiting for 4.3 then. (before this, i didn't wait because 4.3 only offering personal hotspot which I don't need it).
I hope there's another features that Apple hold for 4.3, downloading 500 MB of data will taking about 2 hours for me here).

Does anyone else think that they fixed the hardware in the Verizon phone? Seems to me that it would be a problem with the digitizer and not software.

I have it, but it isn't noticeable. It's like the saying "You only find trouble when you're looking for it."

yeah I have been through a few iphones and all the ones i have had have the blue/green tint when taking pics of white objects or in lit rooms. I think its the camera, 4.3 wont fix it. have beta and it still has the spot.

I'm pretty sure it's hardware. The whole photo doesn't have a tint. It's a blended blue spot in the center. Software wouldn't do that. Whatever, it doesn't bother me. My pics look fine. One expects Apple to make little fixes to hardware, just like software updates, as the bugs get worked out.

Have verizon iPhone 4, and no it's not fixed. I have it on mine. Didn't think it was a big deal but now jealous Leanne doesn't have it and I do.

Still on 4.1. I love my camera, hardly ever use my digital camera anymore. My friend is still running the 4.0 that came on her ip4 and doesn't use her flash because they make all pics blurry. Maybe I should stay away from 4.2.1?

I've got the Verizon iPhone, and I don't have any issues with this blue spot. I even took a picture of a blank white surface to see if I could see any abnormalities, and I don't see any at all.

I have the new Verizon iPhone as well, and my entire photo has a very blue tint. So much so that it is difficult to see the items in the picture! Perhaps it was the lighting of the room, because an outdoors photo did not have the same blue tint.