fm receiver for ipod touch 4

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by apple.fan, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. apple.fan macrumors member

    apple.fan

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    #1
    Hello all,

    can someone tell me if there is a fm receiver for the ipod touch 4G?

    thanks.
     
  2. jalyst, Mar 29, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

    jalyst macrumors regular

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    The ifixit tear-down last year seemed to suggest that there isn't an antennae feed.
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPod-Touch-4th-Generation-Teardown/3562/1
    Apple has a history of deliberately not including it so i wouldn't hold your breathe.
    Even if hardware support is there, apple would need to add software support.
    The only modern ipod's with fm are the ipod nano 5/6, they seem to keep it limited to lower-end iPod's.
     
  3. jalyst macrumors regular

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    Just to clarify...

    No hardware support was never 100% conclusive for the itouch 4g, unlike prior models.
    http://meta.ifixit.com/View/1681/iPod+Touch+4G:+is+there+FM+tuner+infrastructure
    But it's likely it too doesn't have an antenna rigged up...
    And even if it does, Apple need to support it in fw/software before it'll work.

    So yeah, what the prior guys posted is pretty much the best option around, if you must have FM.
     
  4. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know of one for the iPod touch 4th gen. For the 5th gen I'd like to see it. I don't think it will happen but I can dream.
     

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