iGroups:Social Networking for iPhone users

Apple just filed a patent for a social networking method that will work with users of the iPhone and Mobile Me. No indication whether it will include iPad or iTouch users, but c’mon. Apparently this is another stone in Apple’s walled off garden. I wouldn’t be surprised in the coming year of the announcement of that fabled search engine and an online payment service not unlike PayPal coming from the hallowed halls of Cupertino.