30 Jun '16, 2am

Apple may block #iPhone from taking photos, video at concerts

Apple may block #iPhone from taking photos, video at concerts

LOS ANGELES — Audiences may soon need to put their phones away at live concerts after Apple patented a technology that blocks the iPhone’s camera feature. The new software, which hasn’t been officially introduced by Apple, would reportedly allow venues to use an infrared beam to disable a mobile phone’s camera, preventing users from taking videos and photos. The development comes as musicians and actors regularly complain about the growing use of mobile phones and selfie sticks at live performances, which allow fans to immediately share content on social media for the millions of people who didn’t actually pay for tickets. Artists like Adele, Jack White and Zooey Deschanel have publicly expressed frustration with the throng of phones at concerts. Meanwhile, actor Benedict Cumberbatch broke character during a performance of “Hamlet” last summer to tell audience members in L...

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