Apple recently applied for a patent to allow users to purchase items through their iPhone. The last major annoucement for the iPhone from Apple was the ability to purchase songs wirelessly and this appears to be the next evolution of the technology. For a couple of years now, Japanese cell phone users have been able to make purchases from their phone in Japan. This however, seems to be a different technology utilizing the iPhone’s built in Wi-Fi allowing it to be rolled in with the current generation iPhones and iPod Touch. We all know the drill by now, right? Keep your eyes on the upcoming Mac World for the possibility of this annoucement. Or possible not.