“Apple has spent some time outlining technology that would add a new level of interaction between iPhone users, such as the ability to share and control playback of digital media files like music tracks and video during a telephone call,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.
“The concept is outlined in a 19-page patent filing discovered by AppleInsider this week titled ‘Methods and systems for mixing media with communications’ and credited to Apple software engineer Jeffrey Terlizzi. It begins by noting that while media items are becoming increasingly portable for mobile users these days, they’re still not as easily shared with others located remotely in real time,” Lane reports.
This certainly opens the door for some interesting possibilities. Audio conferencing and sharing a Pages, Numbers or Keynote document (or an Office document) with the person to whom your talking? Maybe? They wouldn’t be able to get away with allowing purchased music to be shared, would they?