From The Times:
There was a time when the crowd at a rock concert was marked out by small flashes of fire emanating from cigarette lighters, waved in the air.
But new technology being developed by Apple may mean that this may soon be at an end.
The Californian company has plans to build a system that will sense when a person is trying to film a live event using a mobile 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.
Other features, such as the phone’s ability to make a call or send text messages, would not be affected.