Apple restricting camera use at events
17/06/2011 | Nicholas Griffin
A recent news story from the New York Post has revealed that Apple has spent the past 18 months developing a new technology for their iPhones, which will turn its camera off when the phone is pointing at a stage.
This is reportedly to soften broadcasters views of Apple, the reason we think Apple may do this is because of the new iTunes Match service they plan to release with iCloud this September, a service which will allow users to receive the iTunes version of songs they have on their iTunes and may have downloaded illegally from which this could be a plot to win record labels over.
This technology could also be used sporting events at museums and basically anywhere else that wants to restrict camera use.
The rapper Tinnie Tempah talked about this story to BBC News and said:
“Just move with the times, stop trying to block people from doings things. It all works.”
The 22-year-old told Newsbeat he doesn’t mind fans filming at his gigs, calling it “the biggest form of promo”.
“sometimes at once filming one song, its like they’re not there in the moment.”
Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson has said although he doesn’t mind fans filming the band’s gigs, he’d rather they spent time ‘enjoying’ them instead.
“Its not really enjoying the moment is it? Personally I wouldn’t even take a phone to a gig, because I’d want to throw myself around too much.
“You can’t really crowd surf with an iPad.”
Recently the band Two Door Cinema CLub recently even asked fan on their website to upload their footage from their gig, lead guitarist Sam Halliday stated that he actually enjoys seeing their performances from their fans eyes, but does think there is a time and a place for a camera at gigs.
“Sometimes if we play a new song or something a lot of people would film and they’re more concentrating on filming rather than enjoying the music,” he said.
“Sometimes that does get a little bit annoying.”
Lead singer Alex Trimble said:
“There’s like thousands of them sometimes at once filming one song, its like they’re not there in the moment.
“They’re experiencing it through a lens. I would prefer it if fans just enjoyed it rather than taking the time to film it themselves.”
What do you think about Apple do this? Will it stop you buying an iPhone? Would you just use a different camera, or do you even use your iPhone for this?