If you re the kind of person who takes lots of photos and videos at concerts, your days might be numbered.
The patent, filed back in 2011, describes the iPhone s camera detecting an infrared signal in order to receive information.
One of the most obvious possibilities for this type of data transfer would be to prohibit concert-goers from capturing bootleg footage at exclusive events.
Apple even included illustrations in the patent filing to show how the technology would work.
Here s how Apple describes that process in its patent filling:
In some embodiments, a device may apply a watermark to detected images as an alternative to completely disabling a recording function.
In such an example, the device may then apply the watermark to all detected images that are displayed or stored e.g., single pictures or frames of a video .