Apple may block iPhone from taking photos, videos at concerts

By: GizBot Bureau

    Filming videos and clicking photographs at live concerts may soon be a thing of the past, as Apple is working on a technology that could disable photo and video functionality at events.

    Apple may block iPhone from taking photos, videos at concerts

    The company won approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday for a patent it applied for in 2009 relating to its cameras and their interaction with infrared signals, reports independent.co.uk.

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    According to online music magazine Pitchfork, in some cases, the device could use the infrared data to show a user information related to a nearby object, such as an exhibit in a museum.

    In other cases, the device could use the infrared data to disable the device's recording functions. As an example, the patent includes an illustration of a band performing onstage as a camera screen shows the text "recording disabled".

    Apple may block iPhone from taking photos, videos at concerts

    While the technology might be aimed at preventing copyright infringement, it could come with the added bonus of improving the concert-going experience.

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    Artists like Adele, Jack White and Zooey Deschanel have publicly expressed displeasure about the throng of phones at concerts.

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