“Yesterday, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed their intent to add a new teleprompter feature to both iMovie and Final Cut Pro,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Sometime in the future you’ll be able to both film yourself on an iPad while reading your very own script like the pros,” Purcher reports. “This is Apple’s second patent relating to future iReporter tools for iOS devices.”

“Is it a trend? Well, last March, KBTV anchor-reporter Mike McNeill was the first person to shoot a news segment using the iPad 2 and Apple may want to tap into this new trend relating to Street Reporting,” Purcher reports. “While this type of reporting won’t be mainstream anytime soon, it surely has its place in impromptu situations or for informal video casts.”

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