“On October 27, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new media tagging system that will be integrated into Apple’s iCloud,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In some respects portions of what is described in the patent is likely already in place,” Purcher reports. “However, Apple is shown to already want to push iCloud services deeper into the sources of media like radio and TV. They also want to work closely with car and/or car stereo OEMs to integrate their new tagging standard to better tie content to iCloud for the benefit of iOS device customers.”

Purcher reports, “According to Apple’s invention specs, iApp Developers will be given design specifications so that current and future apps on iTunes will be able to conform to Apple’s new emerging tagging standard. Apple’s patent even illustrates a new iTunes UI for iPhone…”

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