Apple is reportedly working on a branded headset that doubles as an iPod as well as a Bluetooth earpiece.
The Cupertino-based giant has won a patent application for a ‘wireless headset with integrated media player’ that can be used to make and take calls thanks to built-in microphones, and listen to music, too.
Users will also be able to load the device with MP3s and other supported audio files, which can be played with or without an iPhone. Additionally, they will be able to record conversations and store voice messages for listening later.
Apple is no stranger to innovating in the audio field and this accessory is another example of its efforts to stay one step ahead of the competition.
As for when we might actually able to buy this headset remains anybody’s guess. Many patents never materialise into a real product, though in this case, we have a good feeling it just might – possibly alongside the next-generation iPhone.
In other Apple news, fresh rumours are doing the rounds that a seven-inch iPad is still be in the pipeline, despite not a hint from the company that this is the case. Earlier this month we asked uSwitch Tech readers if they would buy an iPad Mini, to which the overwhelming majority said ‘no’.