does the ipod touch have a radio antenna?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Captainidontno, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Captainidontno macrumors newbie

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    Does it or do i need wifi to use any radio app?
     
  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    it does not have the software in the OS to be able to use the FM radio chip and no app can use the chip either.

    you will require wifi access to use a radio app (because all are radio stations on the internet), of which there are lots and give access to hundreds of radio stations around the world.
     
  3. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    I don't get why Apple didn't put a FM chip in the 4th gen. It's in the iPod nano, why not iPod touch?
     
  4. gizmoman0 macrumors newbie

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    Apple business practices at their finest. Since the ipod touch has access to itunes, providing fm/am radio access would theoretically decrease music sales and lower profits for apple. This isnt a problem on the nano because it doesnt have access to itunes. Apple has the ability to make such awesome products yet they consciously decide to sabotage their own products to drive profits, but can you blame them?
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Since at least the 2nd gen, the chip used for Wi Fi and Bluetooth also has an FM radio receiver, it just isn't connected to anything so it can't be used.
     
  6. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    I dont know many people buy songs they hear off the radio, apple could have had the song display on the screen and then linked to it on itunes, therefore driving sales of music.

    not only that it had an FM transmitter in it too, which would be very useful in the car
     
  7. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. That's the "tagging" function in iPod nano.
     

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