Remember the last time you went to the movies and some guys kept their phone on every second, recording every scene under your nose? Or at concerts, sharing stage action on their social media accounts? You probably do and it still annoys you. Apple is equally bothered by users who would rather live awesome experiences behind a screen than in front of it and have filed a patent to prevent that #securemagic
The company has a way of preventing cameras from taking shots or record video at concerts or in movie theaters. It all depends on whether your have infrared signal at the spot:
“An infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture or video capture is prohibited, and the emitter can generate infrared signals with encoded data that includes commands to disable the recording functions of devices. An electronic device can then receive the infrared signals, decode the data and temporarily disable the device’s recording function based on the command.”
While Apple’s patent could do more good than harm, we can’t help but wonder what would happen to such devices at demonstrations? Instead of being used as proofs of violence, for example, they’d be rendered useless. Because, hey, Hell is paved with good intentions.