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Apple Granted Patent for Wireless Sync

by Mark Hearn | April 3, 2012April 3, 2012 1:00 pm PST

Apple was granted a whopping seventeen U.S. patents on Tuesday. Most notably among the group was a filing for a form of wireless synchronization. This freshly granted patent focuses on automatically syncing information between a host computer and a media player over a wireless connection. This type of tech is currently implemented in Apple’s iTunes and iCloud ecosystem, which allows users to sync content between wireless devices — such as their iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, and their computer. Originally filed in 2004, it’s likely that Apple is holding patent 8,150,937 as a safeguard against competitors that may attempt a similar offering.

[via: PatentlyApple]

Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...