Apple Gets Patent to Disable iPhone Cameras at Concerts

Collin Robinson, writing at Stereogum:

So that might be OK… assuming the technology is only used at concerts and doesn’t extend to, like, disabling phone cameras during instances of police brutality and/or sociopolitical/religious unrest.

Jason Snell:

I hope this is one patent Apple puts in the drawer and never, ever implements.

It really doesn’t make any sense to me for Apple to implement this. It would only block iPhone cameras, not Android cameras. It would be worth worrying about if Apple had a monopoly, but they don’t. This must be a patent anything you can get a patent for patent.

Thursday, 30 June 2016