headphones2.jpgIPNews® – Apple Inc. is trying to obtain patent protection for a listening device like a set of headphones that could immediately and automatically switch from being plugged into a media player to operating wirelessly, according to an application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.

The patent application, filed in March 2011, discloses a media apparatus that can be used in conjunction with a host device to ensure the user a good listening experience even while engaging in physical activity. The invention could potentially lead to upgrades to Apple’s earbud products based on the Bluetooth 4.0 functionality it now offers across its range of devices. To continue reading, click: Apple Seeks To Patent Detachable Wireless Headphones