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Holding up an iPhone will trigger infra-red sensors installed at the venue. These instruct the device to shut down its camera The days of filming a live concert or sporting event on your iPhone may soon be a distant memory. Apple is developing software that will sense when a smartphone user is trying to record a live event, and then switch off the device's camera. Anybody holding up their iPhone will find it triggers infra-red sensors installed at the venue. These sensors would then automatically instruct the iPhone to shut down its camera function, preventing footage from being recorded. Only the iPhone's camera would be temporarily disabled; other features, such as texting and making calls, would still work.
Originally posted by jude11
I've seen this story a few times now but I still have to wonder what the gain is for Apple?
They won't be spending money on the technology for a zero return on investment.
So, what's the real story? Who gains in the end?
edit on 18-6-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Aleister
This is just another way to stop real reporting of events, so it's anti-free press. Tech people will come up with a way around this proposed police-tool, but not everyone will get around it.
Originally posted by C21H30O2I
reply to post by Nutter
I totally agree with you 100% They don't want us to record, The beating or killing of innocent people.
Wonder if they came down on Apple to do this. Or is Apple leading the charge?
Originally posted by Grey Magic
I think apple is just in bed with govt like most corporations, and this is just a test.