Apple Applies for Patent on ‘Audio Hyperlinking’ to Facilitate Accessing Supplementary Podcast Content

Apple has applied for a patent with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) on methods for using hyperlinks embedded into audio streams that could offer content creators the capability to link to other forms of media or control a device altogether. The main concept of the patent is outlined in the abstract of the filing, and explains how audio hyperlinks could be used to allow listeners to access such content within audio:

Hyperlinks within an audio stream prov…
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