FM Radio App?

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  1. maconservative macrumors regular

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    For anyone who has been actively working with the iOS 5 betas, is there any evidence of a true FM Radio App? I am thinking one similar to the one on the iPod Nano.

    Yes, I know there is iHeartRadio, Pandora, etc. I have these and love them, but I am interested in having FM Radio as well.

    Thanks in advance for any information.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. While the FM receiving chip has been present since the very first iPhone. There has not been any FM playback abilities introduced in iOS 5.
     
  3. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    I'm sure some iPhone clone somewhere has FM radio :p
     
  4. mtalsma macrumors newbie

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    Have you heard of TuneIn Radio? I think it has a much larger selection of stations than iHeartRadio as iHeartRadio is only for Clear Channel stations.
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I can no longer stand to listen to local radio stations. I don't understand the desire to have a radio tuner in the iPhone.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    whats wrong with TuneIn Radio, its FM stations from all over the world
     
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  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    A lot of FM stations now have their own iPhone app.

    I have 3 or 4 from different stations around the country.
     
  9. Bartboy919 macrumors member

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    It's not even to just listen to FM station though these days. The chip in the iPhone 4 can actually Broadcast an FM signal, think about it, never needing to fuss with an FM accessory to listen to your iphone in an old car. Why can't they enable something like that in the software, it would be a killer app.

    For more info: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=BCM4329
     
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  11. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I would love it if Apple were to create an app that utilized the FM tuner in the iPhone. I wouldn't really use it for local radio, but I would definitely use it at the gym for TV audio (the gym mutes the TV's and transmits the audio from the broadcasts over fm radio). Being able to use my iPhone would to listen to the audio would be so much more convenient than having to switch to the cheap $1.00 radio I got from the dollar stored during breaking news or something similar (I tune the tv to CNN when I'm at the gym in case of any breaking news, yeah I know I'm a junky).
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    propaganda junkie?
     
  13. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    No I gave up Fox News a few years ago, along with my conservative views :D
     

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