A new report has surfaced, suggesting Apple have had a successful patent granted to block iPhones from taking videos and photos during a concert.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple registered for the patent back in 2011. The iPhone cameras would be blocked by the venues, by using an infrared signal based technology. Not only could they keep out pesky people stood watching the entire show through their phone screen, it will add a level of exclusivity back to a live show too.
As well as the camera blocker, these same infrared signals could be used for helpful and educational purposes. The infrared scanners could be used to display certain information on to a users screen, like this example at a museum below.
As it has taken Apple 5 years to get the patent granted, you can expect it to be a little while until this technology becomes readily available. It’ll be interesting to see how it gets used when it finally hits the market.