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Apple has applied for a patent that most certainly sounds like they want to get involved in the phone business.
FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a multi-device media purchase system 100 according to one embodiment of the invention. The multi-device media purchase system 100 includes an online media store server 102. The online media store server 102 stores a plurality of available digital media items that can be purchased via client devices over a network. As shown in FIG. 1, the multi-device media purchase system 100 includes a first client device 104 and a second client device 106. The first client device 104 is a wireless device that couples to a low-bandwidth network 108 (e.g., wireless network). The low-bandwidth network 108 in turn couples to a gateway 110 that links the low-bandwidth network 108 to a high-bandwidth network 112 (e.g., wired network).
This looks like an iPod with an antenna. Apple's patent applications notes: Figure shows a generalized device suitable for use as a portable wireless device 305 (non-transfer device) according to one embodiment of the invention. The portable wireless device 305 includes a display 310 used to view text or graphics, an antenna 315 for connecting to a wireless network such as a cellular phone network or wireless data network, and a control panel 320 such as a keypad or touchpad.