In case you haven't heard of it, Silent Disco is a trend that allows people to enjoy a concert quietly with their headphones while coming together in the same place. Noticing its potential as a new form of music sharing, Apple has patented a new app that describes a method for a group of users to share tunes, calling it a "coordinated group musical experience."

Clearly out of their comfort zone, the app seems a bizarre experience for its apparent lacking of a physical-based device (other than the user's), but its potential resides in the social network experience, allowing people to bond through similar grooves and experiences.

The invention can use ad hoc wireless networks, Bluetooth, cellular networks, the Internet, or any other means of wireless communication to connect listeners in near real time, while the music information is provided by one single user ("the roving DJ") that passes it to the devices connected to the same network.

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