iPhone 15 still doesn’t fix night-time camera lens flare issue found on previous models


It seems that the dreaded night-time camera lens flare issue has somehow also found its way to the iPhone 15 series.

Apple’s iPhone lineup has always been at the forefront of smartphone camera technology. It consistently delivers stunning photography experiences.


However, one persistent bug seems to haunt Apple’s latest offering (iPhone 15) with this camera lens issue.

iPhone 15 still doesn’t fix night-time camera lens flare

It was anticipated that Apple would address this problem with a new lens coating. However, early reviews and unboxing videos from tech influencers suggest that the issue still lingers.

Popular tech YouTuber MKBHD, in his unboxing video, noted that the lens flare issue remains unresolved. You can see the screenshot from the video attached below:

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This was surprising, given Apple’s claims about implementing a new lens coating designed to mitigate such issues.

The lens flare issue isn’t new for iPhone users. Previous models, including the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14, also suffered from this problem.

I’m new to iPhone. Recently I bought iPhone 14 pro max and few days later i found lens flares while i talking pictures. Is it normal? Or do i need to contact apple to solve this issue?. Does my iPhone’s camera have any problem? Please help me with this.

Moreover, Dave2D (prominent tech reviewer) echoed MKBHD’s observations in his own review of the iPhone 15. His findings confirmed that the lens flare problem persists even with this latest iteration of Apple’s smartphone.

According to Dave2D, the “reflective orbs are particularly noticeable still in night shots with bright lights”. You can check out the image attached below for reference:

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This is surely disappointed, considering the expectations people had for Apple’s purported improvements in camera technology.

Possible explanation

One possible explanation is that this lens flare issue may be related to software rather than hardware.

Early software versions often came with bugs and issues. So it’s possible that Apple’s engineers are still working on refining the camera software.

There is nothing you can do about lens flare, it is caused by reflection off the back of the lens. The problem seems to be exacerbated by the iPhones photo enhancement software.

However, it’s essential to manage expectations. Despite the possibility of a software fix, Apple’s track record in resolving similar issues with previous models suggests that users shouldn’t get their hopes too high.

It’s possible that the lens flare issue may persist to some degree, even after software updates.

That said, we’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article accordingly.

Note: In the meantime, you can also checkout our dedicated Apple section, for more such content.

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