In an Apple patent application (USPTO App. No. 13/556115) published by the USPTO today, Apple showed that it is working on a way to record phone conversations taking place on your iPhone.
Before you get creeped out, the patent notes that the phone conversations recording via Apple’s on-device method are intended to only be consensual recordings. Apple’s design to record phone calls on the iPhone requires both parties to consent to the recording.
The consent can be given at the time the recording starts or users can create a “trust list” in which calls between users are deemed to always be consensual for recording. The recording consent can be given from any phone – it doesn’t have to be an iPhone. As the patent application notes: [Read more…]