Well this might not be a good news for iPhone users. iPhone users may lose their right to take a video or photo in an event which could be a meeting, a gig or a concert.
The patent relates to infrared signals that can send messages to your iphones instructing them to shut down video recordings. So when you are at a concert or a meeting, you take your iphone to capture the moment, and your phone says “recording disabled”. Wow! This could be a welcome news for media owners, government, celebrities etc but its certainly not a welcome move for iphone users. What if there is an human right violation by the government, you try to take a video proof of that only to find that the same government has disabled your phone?