IPHONE 3G Prevents Upskirts in Japan

I just saw an interesting article on www.cultofmac.com titled “To Prevent Upskirts, Japanese iPhone 3G Always Alerts When Taking Photos written by Leander Kahney that I could not help but put on my blog. Please note the Photo was taken by Jeff Epp. The new Japanese Iphone always makes a noise when taking a picture due to a particular problem they are having in Japan.

To quote the article

“The iPhone 3G in Japan has a special feature unique to that country: The camera always makes a conspicuous “shutter” sound when a picture is taken, even when the phone is set to “silent” mode.

The loud shutter sound is supposed to deter voyeurs from taking sneaky pictures up women’s’ skirts — or down their tops.

In Japan, upskirt and downblouse shots have become increasingly popular with the advent of high-resolution camera phones.

As a result, all cell phones sold in Japan make a conspicuous shutter sound, or say the word “cheese” when a snap is taken, according to Nobuyuki Hayashi, a tech reporter based in Tokyo.

To read the entire article…
 http://cultofmac.com/to-prevent-upskirts-japanese-iphone-3g-always-alerts-when-taking-photos/2356

Its so interesting when you travel around the world the different cultures you interact with. When I watch TV when I travel around the world I am aways surprised by what I see and what I don’t see. What is accepted in Europe Verus what you will see on TV in the United States. I hope you found this as interesting as I did.

 

Posted by Michael Corey

www.ntirety.com

 

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