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  •  OK, so this sounds big-brotherish (0+ / 0-)

    ...and it is.

    ...and I trust Apple with this about 0%.

    BUT, this is a serious problem - lots of companies and governmental agencies need to lock down people walking around with cameras for security reasons.  This would be a big help for them.

    •  Sloth - currently if you enter a secure area (0+ / 0-)

      companies will take your phone and you pick it up when you leave. It would actually be beneficial if they could just turn off the camera but you could keep your smart phone and receive calls and emails.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 08:47:30 AM PST

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    •  good news for users of non-iDevices! (0+ / 0-)

      Given Apple's aggressive use of patents to bash its competitors, Android and WP8 devices probably won't have this wonderful "feature".

      Another thought: this should be a big hit in China.

      "I don't cry over milk spilled under bridges. I go make lemonade" - Bucky Katt

      by quill on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:42:26 AM PST

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