Do you buy classical music on iTunes? Apple has been granted another patent. This time it's for the browsing, previewing and purchasing of classical music. Strangely, they couldn't just patent their iTunes UI, but we aren't patent attorneys, so we don't know the full reasoning behind it.
However, it's kind of funny to read that they actually had to patent the process of purchasing media on iTunes directly related to classical music. Perhaps there are some legalities we don't know about.
Either way, here is the description of Apple's new patent:
Improved graphical user interfaces suitable for reviewing, browsing, previewing and/or purchasing media items are also disclosed. The methods and graphical user interfaces are particularly useful for a system that provides purchase and distribution of media in a client-server environment. The graphical user interfaces can be presented to a user at a client (client machine). In one embodiment, the methods and graphical user interfaces can assist users in locating media to be browsed, previewed or purchased. The media can, for example, be audio, video and/or image data. The methods and graphical user interfaces are particularly useful for reviewing, browsing, previewing and/or purchasing classical music.
Well, if you ever want to buy some Beethoven, Mozart or any of those other guys, you know you can find it on iTunes.