FM Radio for iDevices

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  1. applefan15 macrumors newbie

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  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    iPhones/iPads do not have FM radio receivers in them so "no".
     
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  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Actually they do, but Apple doesn't write any drivers for it so they can't be activated.
     
  5. applefan15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that everything that is needed? For drivers to be made? Would it be possible through jailbreaking?
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Now you've got him all excited.

    Like my Uncle Otis used to say, "If you can't smoke it, it ain't a cigar."
     
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    No, probably not. To be honest it's not even clear if the pins on the chipset are connected to the microphone socket to act as an arial.
     
  8. applefan15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thats disappointing. I would listen to internet radio on the go, but my favourite radio station doesn't play on the internet. Besides, I have tried this before, and it takes a fair amount of data. I only have 500mb a month, and I go through that pretty quickly. I would get more, but that is all I can afford. Thanks for all your help. Especially you The Phazer.
     
  9. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    Source?
     
  10. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't be too surprised. The original Nook Color didn't have Bluetooth but the hardware was there. It's cheaper using someone already made then building a custom wireless module.
     
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't the iPod Nano have a Radio feature? Is that FM or web based?
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The new Nano has fm based radio. I was really surprised they added it while neglecting the iPod Touch and iPhone.
     
  13. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's mainly has to do with the fact that the iPod touch and iPhone have wifi or cellular and probably expect users to buy songs from iTunes.
     
  14. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I'm not at all surprised myself. It gives consumers a reason to buy the Nano in addition to an iPod touch or iPhone.
     
  15. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Actually the last two generations of nano's have had FM radio.
     

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