View Full Version : why doesn't... (the classic line feature an FM radio)

Dec 11, 2010, 10:33 PM
the classic line feature an FM radio like the nano? or even HD radio? do you think future generations will to compete with zune?

Dec 11, 2010, 11:54 PM
do you think future generations will to compete with zune?

Assuming there indeed are future generations :rolleyes:

But no, I don't the classic line will ever get an FM feature. The iPod touch still doesn't have one, nor does the iPhone (even though it already has the hardware chip built-in). Yeah, the Nano has one, but it's always been the oddball to the iPod lineup.

Dec 12, 2010, 01:47 AM
It'd be pretty cool if the Classic got a built in FM tuner, but I doubt it'll ever happen.

Dec 12, 2010, 11:53 PM
FM tuners have been a feature of iPod competitors for years. Don't expect Apple to change now.

Dec 13, 2010, 03:31 AM
Probably not. The whole point of the classic is that the user loves music, has a lot of it, and likes to control it. At that point, the user has enough music to negate the need for a radio tuner. I can understand it on the nano/touch (if the touch ever got it) due to those devices having smaller space, because the radio could add more variety.

Blue Fox
Dec 15, 2010, 11:22 PM
I think Apple's outlook is "why would you want to listen to radio when you have your whole music collection with you". I know I wouldn't, but I think that's the point. Not to mention, no one really walks around with a classic anymore. I only have one to serve as storage for all my music and videos that's linked to my SatNav system in my car.