Another ever-so-confusing patent application from Apple has hit the wire. I'm trying to break down this confusing document and it seems that it is a process by which the iPod can wirelessly sample and save (purchase) media. The iPod tunes into a wireless signal like AM/FM, digital radio or Wi-Fi.
So what does this mean? Well first-off, iPods could soon be tuning into satellite radio networks. Secondly, the iPod may be trying to combat the Zune and its crazy ass wireless purchasing/swapping system. Does this mean Apple is concerned about the Zune? Meh, probably not, but it is always good to see some intense competition. Jump to see a bigger picture for the patent docs.
Patent Application (PDF) [Via Orbitcast]