New Apple Technology Stops iPhones From Filming Live Events

Bad AppleF@ck you, Apple (had to get that out of my system). Fox News reports:

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Fans at concerts and sports games may soon be stopped from using their iPhones to film the action —as a result of new technology being considered by Apple, The Times of London reported Thursday.

The California company has plans to build a system that will sense when a person is trying to film a live event using a cell phone and automatically switch off their camera.

A patent application filed by Apple, and obtained by the Times, reveals how the software would work. If a person were to hold up their iPhone, the device would trigger the attention of infra-red sensors installed at the venue. These sensors would then instruct the iPhone to disable its camera.

Apple declined to comment.

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  • Haystack

    Old-fashioned companies thrived by selling their customers products that functioned when they tried to used them, but at Apple they think outside the box. 

  • Haystack

    Old-fashioned companies thrived by selling their customers products that functioned when they tried to used them, but at Apple they think outside the box. 

    • JoiquimCouteau

      Companies stopped doing that a while ago. At least a hundred years

    • j0hn

      Outside of the box? They’re far from even breaching through it…

  • Anonymous

    Companies stopped doing that a while ago. At least a hundred years

  • ArgosyJones

    And a big Fuck You to the people holding their phones and cameras in the air to block my view.  Apple is doing the right thing for once and may one day engineer the inherent douchiness out of their customer base.  

    If they can’t be taught manners and class, we’ll just have to build it into the tech.  Not sure why the Mac Fans are so angry- I’m sure they’ll make an exception for rainbow pride events, so they should hardly feel the pinch.

  • ArgosyJones

    And a big Fuck You to the people holding their phones and cameras in the air to block my view.  Apple is doing the right thing for once and may one day engineer the inherent douchiness out of their customer base.  

    If they can’t be taught manners and class, we’ll just have to build it into the tech.  Not sure why the Mac Fans are so angry- I’m sure they’ll make an exception for rainbow pride events, so they should hardly feel the pinch.

    • Grooveboss

      As if you can really see the detail on the field anyway. You go to a live event for the whole experience, the people around you are part of it too not just the stars begging for attention, next time try to make like minded friends and then you will have a complete arena experience, thats what a forum is for anyway. You seem to have shitty manners, people want their memories.  You should be complaining to the venue owners for not installing tvs on every seat so you can actually watch the event you are at. sports and concerts are better on tv anyway, for several reasons the main one is the replays and player stats and such and having your family around you. I hope apple prevents people from calling you.  And mac fans are not angry, they love everything apple does, everyone else is angry at apple, they set a bad example for the other companies who are into freedom.

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        remember when people kept their memories in their head rather than a recording of it? … me neither…

        You go for the EXPERIENCE not for the chance to replicate it to watch yourself filming the experience over and over.

        Its really strange how a hoarding mentality has branched over into peoples experience rather than just stuff. When did memories become commodities, and enter the realm of “stuff”….

        • Grooveboss

          when cameras were invented and when video evidence started being valid in court 

          • ArgosyJones

            That cameraphone will be pointed the wrong way when I punch you in the back of your fat neck for blocking my view! 

          • Grooveboss

            yeah right dood you could not touch me with your lame violence. No sex in your violence 

      • ArgosyJones

        Well DroolBoss, my manners may be bad, but not so bad that I’m inclined to wave my camera-phone in the air at every ball-game, concert or graduation event.  You want your memories, so try paying attention to what’s going on around you at the time instead of fiddling with your damn phones and other vibrating pocket devices.  

        If I want to watch a ball game or concert on TV I wouldn’t be there anyway, now would I?  What kind of doofus thinks that concerts and ballgames are better on tv.  Get a pair of glasses so you can see the action.

        And as for apple preventing its customers from calling me, that’s a great idea.  And btw have you seen the Iphone4?  pretty awesome, you should buy one.

        If staring at your phone, and blocking others’ view of interesting events that your’re watching on TV is your idea of freedom, then I’ll take slavery, I guess.

        • Grooveboss

          guess your mom didnt have any home videos of you, poor baby don’t like the camera. Try making friends and get a camera i’m sure you will like it maybe if you are more positive some hot women might sit next to you and allow you to take some pictures (if you are into that kind of stuff). And you still called me “boss”thanx. And No even at the event you need video display this is not Roman times we have the technology. I bet you are one of those annoying and overly serious sports fans that riot if teams loses. get a life, let people stand up if they want to you should be standing up the whole time too if you enjoy it so much (were the did excitement go?). If you are such a big fan get front roll, put your money where your mouth is. Apple sucks period and you seem to do too. And to see the action you need binoculars just glasses dont cut it. Wanna stop something truly annoying? Stop laser pointers and don’t make the people around you angry if you have cheap season tickets at nose bleed, because they will know where you sit all the time and will point them at you. A big FU to you and your shirtless buddies at the game. 

          • ArgosyJones

            DroolPiss, I guess your mom was too busy filming you shit your diapers to interact with you in a normal way, which explains your current condition.

            Rhetorically, I asked, “What kind of doofus thinks that concerts and ballgames are better on tv.”

            Thanks for clarifying it for me; the kind of doofus who thinks concerts and ballgames are better on TV also:

            1. Misspells three letter words; it’s “front ROW”, not “front ROLL”.  
            Well unless you’re talking about your gut.

            2. Thinks it’s OK to film and take photos of  ”Hot Women” who sit next to him at the ball game.  FYI, DillPiss, this is creepy behavior and we ARE NOT into that.

            3. Reads that I don’t like having my view blocked at an event as meaning “I am the shirtless, painted sportsfan who molested you as a child in the fenway park toilets.”  FYI, I am not that person.  You need to get over this.

          • Grooveboss

            wow you are vulgar and dumb. so what if i misspell anything is that all you have on me. You first of all probably never even played sports and just watch so you can get away from your boring life. get better seats and stop complaining and get better seats you poor sob. I don’t complain because im social not an asshole. Talk about creepy you are the one talking about molestation and im the one talking about hot women who are actually into sex. You are the creep and you have some messed up reasoning. You are into thinking about pedophilia and such you need to get checked out and get some professional help and please stop going to games that came way out of left field(sorry if i hurt your feelings but thats fucked). I don’t have time to be correcting typos this is not high school there are no teachers watching, i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say. And no I will not drop this I got all the time in the world troll. BRING IT 
            P.s If you had the TV I have you would enjoy watching sports on it too. I’m so much fun at games people beg me to attend. 

          • ArgosyJones

            4. “i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say.”That’s obvious.  I think you mean “type fat”, though.

          • Grooveboss

            I think you mean PHAT

          • ArgosyJones

            Then why didn’t you spell it that way in the first place?

          • Grooveboss

            because i dont like you gtfo. Trolls like you always try to bring things to your low life level. 

          • Grooveboss

            soon cops with have the same tech in their flash lights. Taking away the only weapons the masses have against their mob. 

          • Jaymalls

            good fuckin point.. i never thought about all the negative things that could result from this technology. I was looking @ it from a business point-of-view…. Being that artist and record labels are losing money when their concerts are uploaded on youtube before the concert is even over. By the time they try and release their professional footage, people have already seen it a 1000 times. 

          • Grooveboss

            umm you pay for professional footage for the quality of the recording not for the content itself, repaying the production companies for the equipment they invested on and propah technique to bring better quality on something already seen as it is a recording. Intellectual property is becoming free to everyone. Plus recording companies can suck it, artists get paid squat. Wealth without labor is a big problem.

          • Grooveboss

            But we agree corrupt police need to be taped. Not saying that there are no good people in the force, but it needs to be monitored for corruption 

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=24412137 Sacha Moufarrege

            Have you ever seen a cell phone recording of an event on Youtube? Half the time you can’t even hear the music, and the footage is so blurry and tiny (not to mention the camera is never still) that it’s not even worth watching. Cell phone recordings are not a threat to sales of professionally filmed concert footage.

            There is *no* positive to a company artificially crippling a $600 phone. I’m the customer, not the artist’s record label. I’ve been an iPhone customer since the beginning, but if this gets implemented, I’m switching to an Android.

          • Jaymalls

            Me personally, i would never buy a dvd of my favorite bands concert… No matter how professional it looked! But its simple as this…. If you downloaded a movie (CAM/TS) and you watched it in its entirety… are u really gonna say i wanna go to the movies and watch it again???? Nah… unless u have a chick that really wants 2 watch that movie… n there is a 50% probability your gonna get your dick massaged while watching it. 

          • Grooveboss

            and if there are people in front of you blocking you, you should reason with them and ask to switch seats, instead of punching them in the back of the neck. Just a little advice tho. In logic they do have better seats.

          • Grooveboss
          • Grooveboss

            Miami lost gradient I have memories of that on my phone 

          • Grooveboss
          • Anon

            Jesus Christ do you take shit way too seriously.

      • smooth_operator

        Concerts and sports are better on TV?  Do you hate getting out?

        • Jaymalls

          depends on your seats… 80% of the time sport events are better on TV. You dont have to worry about transportation, gas, getting there early, paying for crazy expensive food, dumbass people in your section, etc. Its good 2 get out but if scorching heat, Rain, or snow forecasted… IM NOT GOING! Invite a few friends over make them ea bring a 6 pack n some bitches! 

          • Grooveboss

            amen

        • Grooveboss

          I do i hate crowds 

        • Grooveboss

          It is better on tv if you are actually into the artist and seeing a detailed performance. But a gathering is a good place to meet people to bring back home or to make future plans to get together. Thus people tolerate becoming ants for a chance to meet someone they can relate to at least when it comes to musical taste. But it is not comfortable. Front roll is sweet tho 

    • Diehard

      At first I was against this…after your post. I am for it. Apple users are typically selfish people who engage a product that involves child labor and sociopath elitism. … maybe someone in there is trying.

  • Grooveboss

    As if you can really see the detail on the field anyway. You go to a live event for the whole experience, the people around you are part of it too not just the stars begging for attention, next time try to make like minded friends and then you will have a complete arena experience, thats what a forum is for anyway. You seem to have shitty manners, people want their memories.  You should be complaining to the venue owners for not installing tvs on every seat so you can actually watch the event you are at. sports and concerts are better on tv anyway, for several reasons the main one is the replays and player stats and such and having your family around you. I hope apple prevents people from calling you.  And mac fans are not angry, they love everything apple does, everyone else is angry at apple, they set a bad example for the other companies who are into freedom.

  • Diehard

    At first I was against this…after your post. I am for it. Apple users are typically selfish people who engage a product that involves child labor and sociopath elitism. … maybe someone in there is trying.

  • j0hn

    Outside of the box? They’re far from even breaching through it…

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    How long before theres a tweak to shut it off if it catches you filming a cop doing something illegal?

    Remember folks! You NEED a product that decides for you whether you should be doing something or not :-)

    Frankly…I didn’t need another reason to despise and ignore Apple…but I guess they threw me a free bone here. One more reason won’t hurt at this point.

    • SF2K01

      Yep, it’s no different than the DVD unskippable feature control. It was created so you couldn’t skip the FBI warning, then companies started using it so now I have to watch the damn commercials for 5 year old movies every damn time I load the DVD.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Thats another function I hate. I’ve long prophesied the arrival of ‘minimum advertising exposure’ legislation that will penalize people who attempt to avoid advertising. At which point no small number of people will probably go “Kaczinski” and seek out ways to disconnect completely.

      • BrianApocalypse

        And of course, rather than prevent piracy, this actually encourages it! Its a pretty silly state of affairs when illegal copies are better than the originals. Legitimate users should not be penalised!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223230266 Veronica Johnson

      That is exactly what I was thinking.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    How long before theres a tweak to shut it off if it catches you filming a cop doing something illegal?

    Remember folks! You NEED a product that decides for you whether you should be doing something or not :-)

    Frankly…I didn’t need another reason to despise and ignore Apple…but I guess they threw me a free bone here. One more reason won’t hurt at this point.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, it’s no different than the DVD unskippable feature control. It was created so you couldn’t skip the FBI warning, then companies started using it so now I have to watch the damn commercials for 5 year old movies every damn time I load the DVD.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    remember when people kept their memories in their head rather than a recording of it? … me neither…

    You go for the EXPERIENCE not for the chance to replicate it to watch yourself filming the experience over and over.

    Its really strange how a hoarding mentality has branched over into peoples experience rather than just stuff. When did memories become commodities, and enter the realm of “stuff”….

  • ArgosyJones

    Well DroolBoss, my manners may be bad, but not so bad that I’m inclined to wave my camera-phone in the air at every ball-game, concert or graduation event.  You want your memories, so try paying attention to what’s going on around you at the time instead of fiddling with your damn phones and other vibrating pocket devices.  

    If I want to watch a ball game or concert on TV I wouldn’t be there anyway, now would I?  What kind of doofus thinks that concerts and ballgames are better on tv.  Get a pair of glasses so you can see the action.

    And as for apple preventing its customers from calling me, that’s a great idea.  And btw have you seen the Iphone4?  pretty awesome, you should buy one.

    If staring at your phone, and blocking others’ view of interesting events that your’re watching on TV is your idea of freedom, then I’ll take slavery, I guess.

  • ArgosyJones

    Well DroolBoss, my manners may be bad, but not so bad that I’m inclined to wave my camera-phone in the air at every ball-game, concert or graduation event.  You want your memories, so try paying attention to what’s going on around you at the time instead of fiddling with your damn phones and other vibrating pocket devices.  

    If I want to watch a ball game or concert on TV I wouldn’t be there anyway, now would I?  What kind of doofus thinks that concerts and ballgames are better on tv.  Get a pair of glasses so you can see the action.

    And as for apple preventing its customers from calling me, that’s a great idea.  And btw have you seen the Iphone4?  pretty awesome, you should buy one.

    If staring at your phone, and blocking others’ view of interesting events that your’re watching on TV is your idea of freedom, then I’ll take slavery, I guess.

  • Grooveboss

    guess your mom didnt have any home videos of you, poor baby don’t like the camera. Try making friends and get a camera i’m sure you will like it maybe if you are more positive some hot women might sit next to you and allow you to take some pictures (if you are into that kind of stuff). And you still called me “boss”thanx. And No even at the event you need video display this is not Roman times we have the technology. I bet you are one of those annoying and overly serious sports fans that riot if teams loses. get a life, let people stand up if they want to you should be standing up the whole time too if you enjoy it so much (were the did excitement go?). If you are such a big fan get front roll, put your money where your mouth is. Apple sucks period and you seem to do too. And to see the action you need binoculars just glasses dont cut it. Wanna stop something truly annoying? Stop laser pointers and don’t make the people around you angry if you have cheap season tickets at nose bleed, because they will know where you sit all the time and will point them at you. A big FU to you and your shirtless buddies at the game. 

  • Grooveboss

    when cameras were invented and when video evidence started being valid in court 

  • ArgosyJones

    That cameraphone will be pointed the wrong way when I punch you in the back of your fat neck for blocking my view! 

  • Grooveboss

    yeah right dood you could not touch me with your lame violence. No sex in your violence 

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Thats another function I hate. I’ve long prophesied the arrival of ‘minimum advertising exposure’ legislation that will penalize people who attempt to avoid advertising. At which point no small number of people will probably go “Kaczinski” and seek out ways to disconnect completely.

  • chinagreenelvis

    This just in: Apple is working on a product that refuses to be bought when they try to sell it.

  • chinagreenelvis

    This just in: Apple is working on a product that refuses to be bought when they try to sell it.

  • ArgosyJones

    DroolPiss, I guess your mom was too busy filming you shit your diapers to interact with you in a normal way, which explains your current condition.

    Rhetorically, I asked, “What kind of doofus thinks that concerts and ballgames are better on tv.”

    Thanks for clarifying it for me; the kind of doofus who thinks concerts and ballgames are better on TV also:

    1. Misspells three letter words; it’s “front ROW”, not “front ROLL”.  
    Well unless you’re talking about your gut.

    2. Thinks it’s OK to film and take photos of  ”Hot Women” who sit next to him at the ball game.  FYI, DillPiss, this is creepy behavior and we ARE NOT into that.

    3. Reads that I don’t like having my view blocked at an event as meaning “I am the shirtless, painted sportsfan who molested you as a child in the fenway park toilets.”  FYI, I am not that person.  You need to get over this.

  • Grooveboss

    wow you are vulgar and dumb. so what if i misspell anything is that all you have on me. You first of all probably never even played sports and just watch so you can get away from your boring life. get better seats and stop complaining and get better seats you poor sob. I don’t complain because im social not an asshole. Talk about creepy you are the one talking about molestation and im the one talking about hot women who are actually into sex. You are the creep and you have some messed up reasoning. You are into thinking about pedophilia and such you need to get checked out and get some professional help and please stop going to games that came way out of left field(sorry if i hurt your feelings but thats fucked). I don’t have time to be correcting typos this is not high school there are no teachers watching, i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say. And no I will not drop this I got all the time in the world troll. BRING IT 
    P.s If you had the TV I have you would enjoy watching sports on it too. I’m so much fun at games people beg me to attend. 

  • ArgosyJones

    4. “i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say.”That’s obvious.  I think you mean “type fat”, though.

    • Grooveboss

      umm our battle is all the way down there :)

    • Grooveboss

      please find another site to post at. this is not for you 

  • ArgosyJones

    4. “i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say.”That’s obvious.  I think you mean “type fat”, though.

  • Grooveboss

    umm our battle is all the way down there :)

  • ArgosyJones

    4. “i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say.”That’s obvious.  I think you mean “type fat”, though.

  • ArgosyJones

    4. “i type fast son instead of sitting there for minutes thinking about what to say.”That’s obvious.  I think you mean “type fat”, though.

  • Grooveboss

    please find another site to post at. this is not for you 

  • Grooveboss

    I think you mean PHAT

  • ArgosyJones

    Then why didn’t you spell it that way in the first place?

  • Grooveboss

    and if there are people in front of you blocking you, you should reason with them and ask to switch seats, instead of punching them in the back of the neck. Just a little advice tho. In logic they do have better seats.

  • Grooveboss
  • Grooveboss

    Miami lost gradient I have memories of that on my phone 

  • Grooveboss

    because i dont like you gtfo. Trolls like you always try to bring things to your low life level. 

  • Grooveboss

    soon cops with have the same tech in their flash lights. Taking away the only weapons the masses have against their mob. 

  • Tio Holtzman

    In combination with the iCloud, think of this:

    You have some sweet footage of cops behaving badly; snapped a photo/video, lets say.  It syncs to the cloud after you snap it, hence you don’t have to hide your SIM card in your anus.  It is stored with GPS coordinates embedded in the metadata of the photo/video.  The right government agency can then contact Apple to remove all information stored on the cloud with said coordinates and date in metadata.

    You never have to see the truth again!

  • Tio Holtzman

    In combination with the iCloud, think of this:

    You have some sweet footage of cops behaving badly; snapped a photo/video, lets say.  It syncs to the cloud after you snap it, hence you don’t have to hide your SIM card in your anus.  It is stored with GPS coordinates embedded in the metadata of the photo/video.  The right government agency can then contact Apple to remove all information stored on the cloud with said coordinates and date in metadata.

    You never have to see the truth again!

  • Tio Holtzman

    In combination with the iCloud, think of this:

    You have some sweet footage of cops behaving badly; snapped a photo/video, lets say.  It syncs to the cloud after you snap it, hence you don’t have to hide your SIM card in your anus.  It is stored with GPS coordinates embedded in the metadata of the photo/video.  The right government agency can then contact Apple to remove all information stored on the cloud with said coordinates and date in metadata.

    You never have to see the truth again!

  • Guest

    Yeah, this will be really convenient when people start revolting and rioting and cannot upload their videos of these “live events” to YouTube and Twitter.  Sounds like it’s more than just what’s on the surface, as per usual.   You would have to be a complete moron to believe they hold technology to block live video at specific times and places and they are going to use it responsibly somehow.. and better yet, to think this somehow benefits you?  ha ha ha ha ha Wake up, people.  

    And of course, “Apple declined to comment.”

  • Guest

    Yeah, this will be really convenient when people start revolting and rioting and cannot upload their videos of these “live events” to YouTube and Twitter.  Sounds like it’s more than just what’s on the surface, as per usual.   You would have to be a complete moron to believe they hold technology to block live video at specific times and places and they are going to use it responsibly somehow.. and better yet, to think this somehow benefits you?  ha ha ha ha ha Wake up, people.  

    And of course, “Apple declined to comment.”

  • GoodDoktorBad

    There is nothing wrong with your I-phone. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission, we control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity… and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind… to The Outer Limits.

  • Anonymous

    There is nothing wrong with your I-phone. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission, we control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity… and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind… to The Outer Limits.

  • Anonymous

    Concerts and sports are better on TV?  Do you hate getting out?

  • Richard

    What a laugh; the quality of video isn’t even that good to begin with.

  • Richard

    What a laugh; the quality of video isn’t even that good to begin with.

  • Anonymous

    good fuckin point.. i never thought about all the negative things that could result from this technology. I was looking @ it from a business point-of-view…. Being that artist and record labels are losing money when their concerts are uploaded on youtube before the concert is even over. By the time they try and release their professional footage, people have already seen it a 1000 times. 

  • Anonymous

    depends on your seats… 80% of the time sport events are better on TV. You dont have to worry about transportation, gas, getting there early, paying for crazy expensive food, dumbass people in your section, etc. Its good 2 get out but if scorching heat, Rain, or snow forecasted… IM NOT GOING! Invite a few friends over make them ea bring a 6 pack n some bitches! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223230266 Veronica Johnson

    That is exactly what I was thinking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092725589 Liam ‘Troll’ Griffiths

    Jailbreak…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092725589 Liam ‘Troll’ Griffiths

    Jailbreak…

  • Grooveboss

    umm you pay for professional footage for the quality of the recording not for the content itself, repaying the production companies for the equipment they invested on and propah technique to bring better quality on something already seen as it is a recording. Intellectual property is becoming free to everyone. Plus recording companies can suck it, artists get paid squat. Wealth without labor is a big problem.

  • Grooveboss

    But we agree corrupt police need to be taped. Not saying that there are no good people in the force, but it needs to be monitored for corruption 

  • http://shalilayo.net/ Justin Mitchell

    There seems to be something about sports that brings out the very best in people, (as you can see in the comments…).  Why are people so quick to attack each other for having different views?  I think people would take you more seriously if you stated your concerns/opinions in a courteous manner, rather than talking like a child who just learned what swear words were.

  • Justin Mitchell

    There seems to be something about sports that brings out the very best in people, (as you can see in the comments…).  Why are people so quick to attack each other for having different views?  I think people would take you more seriously if you stated your concerns/opinions in a courteous manner, rather than talking like a child who just learned what swear words were.

  • Grooveboss
  • Grooveboss

    I do i hate crowds 

  • Grooveboss

    amen

  • Grooveboss

    amen

  • Grooveboss

    It is better on tv if you are actually into the artist and seeing a detailed performance. But a gathering is a good place to meet people to bring back home or to make future plans to get together. Thus people tolerate becoming ants for a chance to meet someone they can relate to at least when it comes to musical taste. But it is not comfortable. Front roll is sweet tho 

  • Richard

    Let’s not kid ourselves here if we think that Microsoft and Google wouldn’t be all over this technology if it actually works. Any corporation that answers to its shareholders and is a powerful lobby in the government isn’t going to look out for the best interest of us “great unwashed”.

  • Richard

    Let’s not kid ourselves here if we think that Microsoft and Google wouldn’t be all over this technology if it actually works. Any corporation that answers to its shareholders and is a powerful lobby in the government isn’t going to look out for the best interest of us “great unwashed”.

  • Louisgosset

    Sweet, now I may be able to enjoy a concert again. I would like to be able to see the act, and not have to wade through asshats holding their phones over their heads

    • Grooveboss

      watch out for the crowd surfer. Apple is about to ban that too

  • Louisgosset

    Sweet, now I may be able to enjoy a concert again. I would like to be able to see the act, and not have to wade through asshats holding their phones over their heads

  • MadHierophant

    iLove Big Brother…

  • MadHierophant

    iLove Big Brother…

  • Grooveboss

    watch out for the crowd surfer. Apple is about to ban that too

  • Mike Tarzian

    This is not to stop the filming of concerts and movies in theaters, it’s going to be used to stop the filming of police breaking the law.

  • Mike Tarzian

    This is not to stop the filming of concerts and movies in theaters, it’s going to be used to stop the filming of police breaking the law.

  • Anonymous

    Whatevs, its called jailbreak.
    Nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    Whatevs, its called jailbreak.
    Nuff said.

  • generic username

    The moment I read “…being considered” I stopped reading.

  • generic username

    The moment I read “…being considered” I stopped reading.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=24412137 Sacha Moufarrege

    Have you ever seen a cell phone recording of an event on Youtube? Half the time you can’t even hear the music, and the footage is so blurry and tiny (not to mention the camera is never still) that it’s not even worth watching. Cell phone recordings are not a threat to sales of professionally filmed concert footage.

    There is *no* positive to a company artificially crippling a $600 phone. I’m the customer, not the artist’s record label. I’ve been an iPhone customer since the beginning, but if this gets implemented, I’m switching to an Android.

  • Anonymous

    Me personally, i would never buy a dvd of my favorite bands concert… No matter how professional it looked! But its simple as this…. If you downloaded a movie (CAM/TS) and you watched it in its entirety… are u really gonna say i wanna go to the movies and watch it again???? Nah… unless u have a chick that really wants 2 watch that movie… n there is a 50% probability your gonna get your dick massaged while watching it. 

  • Girlindaytona

    I’m the worlds biggest Apple fan, I’m a stockholder, and I’v owned Apple products since the Apple IIe and I would never own one again if the do implement this technology. Phone cameras have caught much misconduct by police and have reported the truth to the world in revolutions and democratic uprisings.I’m running out of patience with Apple for trying to be my censor, force me to obey copyright laws I would never think of breaking and copying music I bought and paid for. But this goes too far.

  • Girlindaytona

    I’m the worlds biggest Apple fan, I’m a stockholder, and I’v owned Apple products since the Apple IIe and I would never own one again if the do implement this technology. Phone cameras have caught much misconduct by police and have reported the truth to the world in revolutions and democratic uprisings.I’m running out of patience with Apple for trying to be my censor, force me to obey copyright laws I would never think of breaking and copying music I bought and paid for. But this goes too far.

  • Anon

    Jesus Christ do you take shit way too seriously.

  • Anonymous

    And of course, rather than prevent piracy, this actually encourages it! Its a pretty silly state of affairs when illegal copies are better than the originals. Legitimate users should not be penalised!