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iPhone 4 camera is blurry!


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So...here's the scoop....my iPhone 4, with the latest version of iOS installed, everything upgraded, etc., and not jailbroken, takes rotten pictures about 99.44% of the time...very blurry. My wife's iPhone (same specs, and we both got ours the exact same night) takes absolutely perfect photos.

Now...I did a Google search on this problem and found that the solution is to restore the iPhone to its factory settings. I tried that, no improvement. I then restored my backup, same problem. A couple of things:

1) The front-facing camera is fine, takes good pictures...but I want the higher-res rear-facing camera to work!!

2) The protective film is OFF both sides of the phone.

3) And I just now realized this...when I activate the camera, the view is extremely sharp for half a second, then it gets blurry. If I futz with the zoom, same thing happens -- it's sharp for a half-second, then goes blurry again. Same thing happens when I toggle between video and still modes.

The results I found with Google say that if the factory reset doesn't fix the camera, it's a hardware problem; but I find it hard to believe I'm having a hardware problem if the camera is actually perfectly focused at first but then falls out of focus...

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A friend of mine had this exact same issue. Apple replaced the phone for free. Take it back to them and see what happens.


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...which is exactly what I did last night; thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, the guy took one look at what the camera is doing and immediately concluded there was a hardware problem; he said the giveaway is that the FRONT-facing camera was fine, otherwise it probably would have been a software issue.

Walked out with a replacement iPhone that takes perfect pictures. Restored my backup and it's a seamless transition. Life can be good sometimes.
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...which is exactly what i did last night; thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, the guy took one look at what the camera is doing and immediately concluded there was a hardware problem; he said the giveaway is that the front-facing camera was fine, otherwise it probably would have been a software issue.

Walked out with a replacement iphone that takes perfect pictures. restored my backup and it's a seamless transition. Life can be good sometimes.
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