blog Another day always brings another Apple rumour, but not every day do you get as epic a rant in reaction as we saw last week from MacTalk founder Anthony Agius. Agius might have just sold his site for a tidy sum and started his own iOS conference in Melbourne, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game. His target? A News.com.au article discussing a new patent that could reportedly see iPhone owners prevented from filming rock concerts and sporting events. Writes Agius:
“Apple has not had this patent approved. Apple has no functioning (that we’re aware of) prototype of this system. Apple is not selling this system. Chances are, some engineer at Apple thought of it and if an engineer at Apple (or any tech company) thinks of anything out loud, it’s patented, so a competitor can’t do it. No record company or venue/event operator has said they wish to use this technology, or devised it with Apple.
Those are the facts of the story. Nothing really exciting, perhaps for a few nerds that dig infra-ray light. However, news.com.au have extrapolated this relatively benign patent application into an evil plot by greedy Apple and greedy event organisers to ruin the fun of event attendees and pillage their vulnerable wallets.”
There’s more … so much glorious more, and I encourage you to go forthwith and read it. We need more rants like this — they help wake us up for the week on a Monday morning ;)