A recently published patent filed by Apple shows that the next iPod or iPhone may have a new way of displaying song lyrics. The patents shows that text displayed would be highlighted in some way, whether it be color, an underline, or box around the text. This could be used for karaoke or following along with an audiobook. So far it sounds like a smart idea for the Cupertino-based company.
One question still remains however. Why would you want to perform karaoke with an iPod or iPhone? Both devices have small screens and viewing lyrics would be hard enough, god forbid you have to do it one handed ’cause you’re rocking the mic in the other. Maybe Apple has something up its sleeve for the future of the iPod and iTunes.