Apple Patent Hints At Media Sharing Capabilities For iPhone?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office released patent application number 20090143007 earlier today. Titled “Methods and systems for mixing media with communications”, it deals with methods for sharing digital media files like music, video and images in as part of a communications connection, without ending the original connection.

The present invention permits a user to initiate a communications operation with a recipient, or to receive a communications operation initiated by another individual, and to transmit a selected media item over the same communication path used for the communications operation without terminating the communications operation. This combined transmission can occur regardless of the type of media selected by the user to be added to the communications operation.

It’s just a hunch, but might this have something to do with the rumor of app sharing we heard about yesterday?

[via AppleInsider]

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