/>
X

Image Gallery: Apple's patent for wireless iPod

Apple has applied for a patent that most certainly sounds like they want to get involved in the phone business.
10661.jpg
1 of 3 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Apple has applied for a patent that most certainly sounds like they want to get involved in the phone business.

10662.jpg
2 of 3 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

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).

10663.jpg
3 of 3 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

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.

Related Galleries

Nomad Apple Watch 7 Sport Band review: in pictures
nomad-aw7-sport-band-8.jpg

Related Galleries

Nomad Apple Watch 7 Sport Band review: in pictures

8 Photos
Brydge 12.9 Max Plus keyboard review: in pictures
brydge-129-max-plus-keyboard-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Brydge 12.9 Max Plus keyboard review: in pictures

10 Photos
Nomad cases, cable, and adapter for the Apple iPad Pro: in pictures
nomad-ipad-129-pro-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Nomad cases, cable, and adapter for the Apple iPad Pro: in pictures

13 Photos
First look: Apple 'Peek Performance' event in pictures
peek-performance.jpg

Related Galleries

First look: Apple 'Peek Performance' event in pictures

35 Photos
Nomad iPhone 13 Pro Max case review: in pictures
nomad-iphone-13-pro-max-7.jpg

Related Galleries

Nomad iPhone 13 Pro Max case review: in pictures

12 Photos
Speck Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max gear: in pictures
speck-iphone-13-pro-max-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Speck Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max gear: in pictures

13 Photos
Arc Pulse case and screen protector for iPhone 13 Pro Max: in pics
arc-pulse-black-silver.jpg

Related Galleries

Arc Pulse case and screen protector for iPhone 13 Pro Max: in pics

15 Photos