“Earlier this morning a rumor report stated that ‘Apple announced (internally) that they have put the final touch to the tools that will facilitate [diagnostics of iOS devices remotely],” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“That’s interesting, considering that an Apple patent application that was just published last week introduces this diagnostic process in great detail,” Purcher reports. “If you want to know more of the real details, this is the report to read.”

Purcher reports, “According to Apple, the new diagnosing application that will reside on future Apple devices will be ingeniously tied into iTunes where you now get updates and so forth. It’ll be an easy way to get simple device problems fixed without having to visit a Genius at the Apple Store. Now that’s a great idea.”

Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ORevang” for the heads up.]