Apple iTunes Kiosk Patent Filed
iPodnnÂ haveÂ posted up aÂ 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 mediaâ€”such as new releases, buy whatever tickles your fancy with your credit cardÂ andÂ then download the content onto your iWhatever.
A pretty simple idea butÂ getting that content onto theÂ iPod or iPhone could prove to be quite difficult as the device connectors on the kiosk would get worn or possiblyÂ tampered with and Wi-Fi hotspots could get hacked or overloaded.
Can you see a need for these?