Yes, Apple really is technofascist

Even the Macintossers are beginning to admit the obvious:

IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a result of new Apple technology. The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras. A patent application filed by Apple revealed how the technology would work.

If an iPhone were held up and used to film during a concert infra-red sensors would detect it. These sensors would then contact the iPhone and automatically disable its camera function.

As El Borak has already noted, there will no doubt be a version 2.0 containing a Law Enforcement switch that will turn off the iPhone cameras whenever police badges are detected nearby. Apple may make good products, but if you’re still buying them, you’re just not getting it.