Patent rumours are about once again. This time it's a wireless Apple iPod that's on the cards. Published on Thursday by the United States Patent and Trademark Office the patent application appears to portray an Apple iPod with wireless capabilities.

According to Appleinsider who uncovered the document idea documents abstract beings

“"One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other media devices. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a wireless media player system that includes a hand held media player capable of transmitting information over a wireless connection and one or more media devices capable of receiving information over the wireless connection. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of wirelessly connecting the hand held media player to another device. The method includes selecting a media item on the hand held media player; selecting one or more remote recipients on the hand held media player; and transmitting the media item locally to the hand held media player, and wirelessly to the selected remote recipients."

The idea makes perfect sense and one that has been touted ever since Apple launched the AirPort Express with iTunes device earlier this year allowing you to connect you iTunes to a hi-fi without the need for wires.

Lets hope we see an incarnation of this in an iPod next year.