iphone.bmpThe buzz about the iPhone loudens.

An iPod that is wirelessly enabled — or possibly even WiFi-enabled, would allow people to download all sorts of video and music on the fly, and put the kibosh on lots of start-ups trying to do the same thing.

However, Apple’s hammer will take some time to fall, because young people already have hundreds of millions of their own phones. Here’s a good summary of the latest on the iPhone, via the Merc’s Troy Wolverton and Sarah Tribble.

More here on the patent (though we caution that a patent says nothing about actual plans).