Apple Attempting To Patent IR Receiver For Device That Could Enable (Or Disable) Features

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Given that many of the patents filed by Apple never end up in products and are merely exploratory or the result of internal research, I won’t dwell too long on this one. But it is a bit freaky to think that your phone could see something in the background and go “Whoops, better turn off. I’m not allowed here!”

More info at Patently Apple.