New iPhone internal FM Transmitter APP!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ILOVEMYMBP2.2g, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    Hey fellow iphone lovers,

    Can anyone help me out and let me know if there is an iphone app to let you broadcast your iphone music to your fm stereo or will be in the future. You know, like that iTrip thing. Please respond to this if you know or want one cause I think that it would be awesome to have that and I would def pay 10 bucks to get it!

  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    This is not possible because iPhone does not have an internal fm transmitter. If your headphones/speakers/device supports A2DP, you can stream music via bluetooth to said device if you have iPhone 3.0 software on your phone.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    oh ok, i thought the iphone was gonna come with one, I really wish it could do that cause that would be awesome!
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Isn't that how Nike + works on the 3GS? Through an FM transmitter?
  5. thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    That Sucks, I Hate That!!!!!

    yeah isnt that how that works then i want to use it, dang man!!

  6. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    It's more like Bluetooth than it is FM.
  7. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002

    The Nike+ device has the transmitter, the iPhone doesn't need one. And it is generally assumed, although I have never seen any documentation, that Nike+ uses the same 2.4 GHz frequency as 802.11b/g and Bluetooth, allowing the existing radio to handle Nike+.

    The iPod touch 2nd gen that added Nike+ capability has a Bluetooth chip in it, even though the iPod didn't claim Bluetooth support, it is assumed that the chip is being used for Nike+ support. Support for Bluetooth-proper was released with OS 3.0.
  8. thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    you couldnt just somehow transfer bluetooth to fm with some adapter could you?
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ah, thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why devs weren't taking advantage of an FM Transmitter. That's would be because there isn't one haha
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    With 3.0 the only internal hardware way of sending out your music wireless is with Bluetooth.

    I just got this for my car: t505

    No wires, have it clipped onto the visor above my head. I power it on, few seconds later a single beep lets be know it's connected to my iPhone. Instead of the devices speaker, I hit its FM button, which uses the last station I found to work best or a saved preset (speaks out the station), then I hit the play button on the device and it starts the ipod where it left off, playing through my car stereo. I can manually use things like youtube, pandora, etc, through it. So it basically is a middle man. The iPhone connects to this little box via bluetooth, then the box connects to your car stereo via FM.

    At home, I use the headphone jack to directly connect my iPhone to my stereo.

    There are cheaper devices, small FM transmitters, using batteries, or your cigarette lighter, and connect to the iPhone's headphone jack to get the audio to send over fm. Though, this involves wires and may not have a built in mic or buttons for answering calls. That's what's nice about the Motorola device, being right above me with a simple button to answer a call, put on hold, play, pause, end, without taking the iPhone out. Only wish it could skip audio tracks.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    wow you are kind of braindead. you might as well ask if theres an app for the iphone that will mow your lawn.

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