“On April 12, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new electronic content authoring tool in the works that’s configured to optimize authored content for one or more intended devices,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“According to Apple, the existing solutions on the market today are simply not adequate to eliminate barriers between content creators and the presentation of high quality electronic content on a variety of platforms,” Purcher reports. “Today’s report presents you with a grand overview of Apple’s new authoring tool which includes a few cool user interface elements that we’re likely to see surface in the not-too-distant future. ”

Tons more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.