This New Apple Patent Could Stop You From Filming At Concerts

It’s something we’ve all done. You’re at a concert and decide to pull out your phone and record your favorite artist. Maybe you want a video to show your friends, or maybe you want to post a killer Instagram. Unfortunately, that’s all about to change with Apple‘s new patent.

According to Stereogum reports, the new change would enable the iPhone camera to be disabled using an infrared signal. Basically, venues that want to prohibit recording can install an infrared emitter that would then emit infrared signals. From there, the camera on an electronic device such as an iPhone, would detect this signal and disable its recording function.

How f*cked up is that?

The feature is supposed to improve the concert experience by forcing people to enjoy the show rather than watch through their phones. Ok, we get that… but if we want to ruin our concert-viewing experience, shouldn’t we have the freewill to do so?!

Apple was granted the patent earlier this week, but we’re still unsure about how and when it will happen. Until then, keep up the Kanye West recordings. Living behind your phone can only go on for so long.

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