News of new Apple patents have been flooding the internet this week. The newest patent filed by Apple is for ‘the display of synchronized lyrics on mobile devices’. The patent application covers the synchronized display of text (mostly lyrics) on a portable media player, meaning that your iPod or iPhone would show you lyrics or other dynamic text at appropriate points in the song.

There are quite a few possible uses for such a technology: Scrolling lyrics as a song is playing (a la Karaoke),  closed captioning or subtitles for video media, or possibly ‘bonus’ content for songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store.

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