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During yesterday's music event keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned that one of the reasons for the outrageous success of the iPod and the rest of Apple's products is that the company was never satisfied with simply resting on their laurels. Putting their money where Jobs' mouth is, it would appear that Apple's engineers are once again pushing the company's game forward by filing a number of patent applications that allow over-the-air syncing.
With the advent of the new Apple TV, the issue of fast, reliable syncing from off-site resources is no doubt at the front of Apple's mind. AppleInsider has discovered, and it should come as no surprise, that the Cupertino-based company is looking to patent a bit of tech titled "Data Synchronization Protocol," which explains the methodology by which wireless-enabled devices could sync data between one another over the air.
The second of the two applications, titled "Media and User Interface for Accessing Groups of Media Assets," details methodology for a user interface that involves scrolling through lists, viewing files via category type and a user interface for conducting data searches. Both patent applications were filed with the U.S. Patent Office back in May of this year.
For an in-depth look at how those patents are being applied by Apple, check out our hands-on with the new Apple TV.