Apple's New Patent to Use Infrared Sensors

The iPhone maker is apparently working on a new patent idea. Apple’s new patent intends to bail the recording industry out of the illegal photography and video recording of concerts by the general public.




If all goes as per plan, then very soon Apple products, which include the iPhones, the iPod Touch and iPad 2 will include invisible infrared sensors integrated into mobile iOS devices which come with a built-in camera. The system would be principally functioning on the system of sensors, wherein the sensor on one mobile device will be used to look for another signal which would instruct the user if it O.K to click and image, or record a video of the concert, or any other private gathering. If found to be illegal to do so, the camera would be automatically disabled.

The success of this technology would end the woes of the recording industry, which stems from the fact that there hasn’t been any significant move towards curbing illegal photography, or video recording yet.


Source: The New York Times

Published Date: Jun 04, 2011 04:01 pm | Updated Date: Jun 04, 2011 04:01 pm