According to most iPhone users the giant technology company Apple attempted to do back in 2011 something really preposterous. The company had filed for a patent of a new technology that would potentially prevent all iPhone smartphone users from filming live events. According to the media report issued in “The Times” Apple was going to build a unique software system that would sense when someone is trying to record a live event with his iPhone and automatically shut down the built-in camera. You would be able to use all your other functions of the phone including texting and calling, but no video recording.
If the technological restrictive technology were to be implemented this would essentially mean you won’t be able to record any of the live action during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Regardless how unpleasant this may seem for most of the iPhone users the real reason why Apple attempted restricting your iPhone camera is quite specific. The company wanted to assist record companies and secure more advantageous conditions when signing contracts with labels wanting to be exposed on iTunes. Many of such firms hate it when they buy the exclusive rights for a particular live event only to discover it was already leaked online by thousands of unprofessional iPhone cameramen.