iPad 2 Camera Issues: Yet More Evidence of a Problem

Last week, we reported on camera issues experienced by several iPad 2 owners, while using FaceTime. Earlier today, CultOfMac uncovered more camera-related issues, and even manage to capture the problem while it was occurring.

At this stage, the issue seems fairly random, and is difficult to reproduce, as it is not limited to FaceTime only. The problem could be directly related to the cameras coming with the iPad 2, or the software layer used to manage them. A hardware problem would be quite a challenge for Apple, as fixing it might never be possible, while a software bug would be much easier to squash.

I compiled some still images from a recording that I made while inside a car wash. I had my iPad 2 in my bag, and I figured that, since I’ve yet to record a video on it, I could just record my trip through the car wash. During the two and a half minutes that I was in there, I noticed that the colors were “glitching-out.” It’s happened three times now.

The new iteration of iOS released on Friday, iOS 4.3.1, doesn’t fixed the issue, as the iPad 2 used by CultOfMac was already updated to the latest version of iOS. And until Apple communicates on the issues, and fixes it, users are not given much of a choice, but to reboot their device when the problem occurs.

The videos below were taken with an iPad 2, inside a car wash. The camera issue can be seen several times on the first video, while the second video shows the issue frame-by-frame, in case you cannot see it in the first video.

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  • John Green

    I hav that same problem on my iPad 2. I saved the video, who do I send it to or what do I do with my iPad I purchased at Verizon?

  • Rattlhed

    I have had the exact same problem with my camera. Several times the camera has glitches the colors. It seems to happen more in low light situations. Does it in face time and just recording movies.

  • Mike

    I bought mine on launch day & have the same problem. I have the video and the pics to prove it. Extremely disappointed.. I hope there’s a replacement available… One that works like it’s supposed to.

  • Daniel

    I’m having this same problem.

  • Jim Molnar

    Same problem on mine,although it’s much more pronounced. Has anyone taken their ipad2 in about this in the last week or two? Will they just replace it? It seems like a software bug since it’s more intermittent.

  • Jim Molnar

    Same problem on mine,although it’s much more pronounced. Has anyone taken their ipad2 in about this in the last week or two? Will they just replace it? It seems like a software bug since it’s more intermittent.

  • Jim Molnar

    Same problem on mine,although it’s much more pronounced. Has anyone taken their ipad2 in about this in the last week or two? Will they just replace it? It seems like a software bug since it’s more intermittent.

    • Jcanderson1983

      Okay just did a hard boot and has not happened since. He said if it does apple will replace. Mine has engraving so I have to ship it back and wait up to 7 business days till I get one back!!!!! I’m pretty pissed!

  • Jcandrson1983

    What fw are you on?

    • Franco

      IT worked for a wile then started to do the same problem i took it to the apple store and they replaced my ipad with no cuestion so i think they know whats the problem

  • Popsinger

    I have just discovered the same issues when filming a storm today. The video is awful! I’d be happy to offer it as evidence. It’s really blatant in my video.

  • Zpollack34

    I have the problem and i can force it to occur

  • Zpollack34

    I have the problem and i can force it to occur

  • Rdrunnr82

    same problem.  Colors adjust to a light blue at times