Apple working on FM radio for iPhone/iPod touch?

By Jos
Oct 14, 2009
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  1. Apple is reportedly on the verge of releasing an FM radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Citing anonymous sources, rumor site 9to5mac.com claims the app will be allowed to operate in the background and should offer similar functionality to that of the new iPod nano models, which includes the ability to pause live FM transmissions and fast-forward when you resume playing.

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  2. aleciarenn

    aleciarenn Newcomer, in training

    net2phone problems
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,424   +281

    I'm surprised it took so long to get it into any of the iPods. I have a fattie nano and I love it, but I'd really like to have an fm radio in it, but maybe not enough to buy a new one right now.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    well i guess if all the hardware is there to enable these nice features and apple keeps them disabled or not releasing the apps to run them I see more and more jailbreaking of the iPhone in the future.
  5. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Honestly I thought they already had this =X .
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +82

    That new Zune had HD radio tuning. Honestly, sounds better than boring old FM.

    Also, pausing radio is ok but I'd rather be able to rewind radio than pause. I couldn't tell you how many times I missed a weather forecast, traffic report, or phone number to some wanted advertisement because I listen to radio as background noise and "tune" in to what's on too late.
  7. well apple anounced that they will be trying ruin microsofts day with something (that they wouldn't name of course) on the oct 22 windows 7 release so this could be when they release fm radio and or a new firmware, perhaps iphone 3.2
  8. The iphone/ipod touch needs an SD card slot, user replaceable battery, storage > 32GB and a better camera way before it needs radio! Who wants to listens to the the radio on their ipod touch with 1000's of mp3's on it anyway? If you need a radio that bad go buy a cheap am/fm pocket radio at best buy or somewhere. iphone needs a radio about as bad as the modern pc needs a floppy drive or serial port.

    What's next? Floppy drive on the iphone?
  9. Ok closeminded people. An FM app is very useful. Ever been to a gym? The one I belong to has an FM broadcast system that allows me to listen to what I am watching on their TVs. Now I won't need to bring my Sandisk Sansa to the gym.
  10. Kadir

    Kadir Newcomer, in training

    I'm dissapointed it took them so long. Even with the Bluetooth.
    Apple does make great stuff, but forgets a lot of the used programs.
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