Do you hate going to a concert and being blocked by all the people taking pictures and videos on their iPhones? Well, we know some artists do, and in case you missed it, Apple may have found a way to stop it from happening.
According to reports, Apple has just gotten a patent approval for new technology that would be able to disable a phone’s video and camera capabilities. All an artist would need to do is place a small sensor on or near the stage that would send out an infrared signal with encoded data that would stop the camera from functioning.
As of now there’s no word on whether Apple is close to achieving this technology. Companies file for patents all the time but that doesn’t necessarily mean the product will come to fruition – they’re just “saving their space in line.” Personally, I think artists should WANT people to snap pics and take video. It helps build excitement and promotes the show. It also makes for some interesting conversation when there’s a wardrobe malfunction or something.