why doesn't... (the classic line feature an FM radio)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by itouchuser, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    the classic line feature an FM radio like the nano? or even HD radio? do you think future generations will to compete with zune?
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2010
    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.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    It'd be pretty cool if the Classic got a built in FM tuner, but I doubt it'll ever happen.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2005
    Murfreesboro, TN
    FM tuners have been a feature of iPod competitors for years. Don't expect Apple to change now.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Blue Fox

    Apr 13, 2009
    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.

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