Japanese iPhone 3G takes photos loudly to deter vouyeurs
Apple is being a responsible mobile phone maker as it leaves the camera shutter sound enabled in the iPhone 3G even when in silent mode. This is to stop vouyeurs from taking upskirts and downblouses with spy-like aptitude and further prevent the spread of dirty photos on the Internet.
The camera shutter sound on the first-gen iPhone is turned off when in silent mode, but Apple took matters into their own hands with the release of the iPhone 3G. This is a feature that’s available only in Japanese iPhones. So anyone with a bad idea can wreak havoc elsewhere in the world.
However the iPhone only has a punitive 2 megapixel camera. It does not have an autofocus feature and not even a flash. So even if naughty users tried to score some upskirts with the iPhone, they’d have to be in a compromising position to snap some “good enough” pictures.
But you know what they say, if there’s a will, there’s a way, so even though Apple has done what it can on its part, this type of behavious doesn’t look like it’ll stop any time soon.