Patents obtained by Apple are becoming more and more numerous in recent times. While most offer rather attractive future features, others prevent certain key functions of the device. This is for example the case with this new patent theUSPTO. Filed in 2011, the document describes a technique for remotely disabling the taking of photos and videos with the iPhone.
This “functionality” is primarily intended for use during concerts and shows. Indeed, if the apple company wants to bring such a restriction on its devices, it is to avoid that spectators spend their time filming the show with their smartphone and therefore do not plunge completely into the atmosphere. This is also a behavior that many stars disapprove of, but which no one can currently prevent.
To achieve this crazy gamble, the Cupertino company relies on simple technology. She imagines a special transmitter that will have to be installed in areas where taking photos and videos is prohibited. This would be able to broadcast waves which would automatically deactivate the multimedia recording functions of the device. Users will therefore no longer be able to use the iPhone camera, unless they are outside the transmitter coverage area.