Imagine a mobile phone that automatically turns off its display and sounds when it senses that it's in a movie theater.
That technology would make movie goers happy. And it could pop up in a future iPhone, at least if Apple brings its latest patent to life.
Described as an "apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device," a patent awarded today to Apple reveals a way to change aspects of a mobile device based on certain events or surroundings.
For example, the phone could disable its own noise and display if it knows … Read more