Apple iTunes Kiosk Patent Filed

7-patent-2_01iPodnn have posted up a recent Apple patent application that points to the creation of iTunes kiosks for local and remote media downloading in public areas – we could be seeing these media points in airports, malls, hotels and even on trams, buses and I’m guessing taxi’s eventually.

The idea seems to be that you’ll be able to browse selective, popular media—such as new releases, buy whatever tickles your fancy with your credit card and then download the content onto your iWhatever.

A pretty simple idea but getting that content onto the iPod or iPhone could prove to be quite difficult as the device connectors on the kiosk would get worn or possibly tampered with and Wi-Fi hotspots could get hacked or overloaded.

Can you see a need for these?