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10-13-2009, 03:55 PM #1
Apple Bringing FM Radio to iPhone with Radio.app?
Your iPod has FM. Why not your iPhone?
9to5mac reports they've got a source who says this exact app is in the works for the iPhone. Supposedly we're all waiting on the integration of MobileMusicStore (iTunes.app) with this - basically, if you're listening to a station in the US that supports tagging, you'll be listening to a song, tap an info button or something to grab all the info on that song, and be able to click to purchase it straight from your iPhone/iPod Touch.
The iPhone/iPod Touch have been able to receive FM for a while now - it's how they talk to the Nike+ line of products. Turning that on for device owners to listen to the radio would be great, and also a ton of additional revenue for Apple and artists. Or at least Apple and labels.
Their source mentions iPod.app might even see some FM functionality before the release of Radio.app proper.
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10-13-2009, 04:06 PM #2
They should of had this from the start!
10-13-2009, 04:13 PM #3
old news, I saw evidence of a radio app in the LocalizedApplicationNames.strings some weeks ago ... but I thought it was just something they tested ... if an actual app would be released, that would be cool
10-13-2009, 04:24 PM #4
Wait so does the iphone have a radio?
10-13-2009, 04:28 PM #5
Does the iPhone 3G accept FM signals?
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10-13-2009, 04:30 PM #6
Do the iPhone and iPhone3G have this technology built in or is it only the most recent line of hardware?
10-13-2009, 04:31 PM #7
10-13-2009, 04:58 PM #8
finally a FM radio! i never listen to the radio because i'm always on my iPod, hopefully this will bring them together.Currently addicted to Modern Warfare 2! add me on PSN: A_Mexican_guy
10-13-2009, 05:10 PM #9
Ok! Radio.app/Flash Camera and frontal Camera let's see how long it take then for these to come out.
10-13-2009, 05:33 PM #10
the important part would be if the iphone could transmit radio because then you could walk in your car and turn on the radio and hear you iphone
10-13-2009, 06:20 PM #11
10-13-2009, 06:38 PM #12
10-13-2009, 07:07 PM #13
the iphone3g and 3gs dont have an FM receiver if u did dont u think the ppl at i fix it would have noticed it they noticed the hidden bluetooth chip in the ipod touch and they werent even looking for it
its probly gonna b a database at apple that takes all radio stations and sends them over 3g if att lets them
or we have 2 wait for next gen iphone lol
10-13-2009, 07:42 PM #14
i really dont think this would happen on the 2g & 3g due to hardware limitations.... never know though maybe Apple wants this for ALL iPhones
10-13-2009, 09:41 PM #15
What's really been a pain for some of these radio apps is the inability to listen local sport teams play . I wonder if they will find a way to block it on thos app as well?
10-13-2009, 10:36 PM #16
That's cool. But who is listen to radio anymore?
10-13-2009, 10:45 PM #17
Is there anything this phone can't do with a simple app/firmware update?
10-14-2009, 01:09 AM #18
Thanks for the information..
10-14-2009, 04:39 AM #19
This should have been there originally, not the stocks crap
10-14-2009, 06:54 AM #20Fm transmitter???
I've had other mp3 players that have had an FM transmitter. I used it for about 2 minutes and then forgot about it.