“In January we pointed to a possible HP music cloud service that could debut with their future TouchPad tablet due to their 3par acquisition,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Such a service had the potential of upsetting Apple’s iTunes kingdom,” Purcher reports. “Then word broke in April that Apple was acquiring iCloud followed by news in May that Apple signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with EMI Music and others.”
Purcher reports, “Today, a new Apple patent application dating back to Q4 2009 shows that Apple has been working on a cloud based media service for some time. Apple’s patent details a very unique approach to cloud based services using iTunes which they describe as being ‘seamless and invisible to the user.'”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.
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