Apple awarded patent to block iPhone's camera feature at gigs

Apple awarded patent to block iPhone's camera feature at gigs

Apple could stop fans filming at concerts after the company patented a feature that blocks the iPhone’s camera feature. 

The patent would require an infrared transmitter to be installed at shows, allowing venues to use an infrared beam to disable photography on mobile phones, reports the Telegraph.

The phone would display a “recording disabled” message when audience members attempt to take photographs or videos. Alternatively, a watermark or blur effect may be applied, to discourage people from sharing them. 

However, companies often patent inventions without using them so it is unclear at this stage whether Apple intends to apply the technology.

 

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