New Apple technology lets bands deactivate phones shooting videos at their concerts

Illustration from Apple’s patent application

Picture this: you’re at a concert by your favorite band, and suddenly they start to play a deep cut you’ve never heard live before. You raise your phone to take a video and — not happening! Your phone screen simply says, RECORDING DISABLED. That could be the future if Apple implements technology they’ve patented. The invention would, if implemented, allow bands to use infrared transmitters that would interact with iPhones to disable recording during performances.