One of Apple's new patent applications published today covers the iPod touch and iPhone's Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) in context with their built in cameras. Apple's ALS consists of a unique light intensity calculator that computes a measure of the intensity of visible light in the light path. The second patent presented in today's report covers the ability to take your iPhone's favorite radio stations and share them with your in-vehicle radio buttons. The funny thing is however – that there's no FM radio on the iPhone yet. So Apple's patent is giving us a heads-up to what's on the way. My only question is: What's taking so long!