Several sources continue to report that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings by Apple contain language regarding the introduction Wi-Fi enabled iPods.
This revelation comes as no surprise, since Microsoft and SanDisk are already offering players that have wireless capabilities. What is more of a question is how Apple will integrate these capabilities into the iPod, and what kind of features it will offer iPod users.
So far, wireless in MP3 players has been limited to song sharing and has not included any streaming media options. Apple will need to freshen up and add new features to the iPod line in order to keep these products from lagging behind the competition and also offer a solution for those who don’t want or need the capabilities of the iPhone.