We’ve all been to a show, when suddenly our favourite song starts, and we bust out our phone to record it, right? Well, Apple might soon be able to block you from taking pictures or videos at concerts.
Back in 2009, Apple applied for a patent on a fancy new camera technology that allows a camera to detect not just visible light, but also infrared data
In 2011, we found out the technology could block people from taking photos and filming concerts. Here’s how it would work: the recording industry could use this technology to disable a camera during a concert by blasting an infrared signal from the stage which would disable an iPhone from recording the show.
Apple just recently won approval for the patent, but that doesn’t mean it will definitely happen- apparently tech companies apply for patents all the time, but don’t always use them.