DailyMail reports a new Apple patent reveals the company is toying with technology that would make the filming or photographing of live concerts of sport events impossible:
Apple is developing software that will sense when a smartphone user is trying to record a live event, and then switch off the device's camera.
Anybody holding up their iPhone will find it triggers infra-red sensors installed at the venue.
These sensors would then automatically instruct the iPhone to shut down its camera function, preventing an footage from being recorded.
Only the iPhone's camera would be temporarily disabled; other features, such as texting and making calls, would still work.
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Re: Apple wants to prevent you from filming concerts by Anonymous on Saturday, June 18 2011 @ 15:29:04 CEST
Months spent making it work vs hours spent breaking it. Probably not worth their time, except for "what else are they going to do"? Oh right, they COULD work on their reception problems, but that would actually be spending engineering effort on the end customer, not the end customer's wallet, and what would be the point in that?