Apple thinks of adding flash memory to headsets to ease new device configs

Remember that exciting time when you buy your new phone or media player and start playing with it? Me too.

But there’s also one problem. Through the years of using, you’ve set-up your old device to work with perfectly.

You know – things like fast dial numbers, equalizer settings, network connection passwords, bookmarks, shortcuts to various apps and functions, etc. Now you have to do all that again on a new device, which is one hugely boring task.

And then there’s that process transferring all your media collections, favorite playlists, etc; to the new handset.

Well, Apple may soon have a solution to make this process completely seamless. With the help of the headset that comes with your device.

The idea, described in the latest Apple patent application called “Data store and enhanced features for headset of portable media device “ is pretty simple and elegant.

Since most of the time you don’t really have to change the headset when you get a new device, just add some flash memory to it to store all your device settings, and, maybe, even most used media items. Then, when you get a new device, plug-in your old headset and all your settings and media items are quickly downloaded to your new phone.

Apple headset memory patent

And that’s about it. No manual configuration, no additional data transfers, and your new device works just as perfectly as the old one.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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