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 .

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