iPhone 4 has an FM receiver

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sleyeu, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. sleyeu macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2009
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I dunno. Apple is really weird about radio. The iPod nano finally got radio in the last revision, so maybe one day Apple will make the FM radio available for developers.
  3. sleyeu thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2009
    is this enabled in a jailbreak?

    (Apple should learn from jailbreaks) >:/
  4. MT0227 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Between MP3s, Pandora and SAT Radio Apps....who even listens to FM radio anymore?
  5. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    People who are outside of cell coverage one would have to assume.
  6. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I listen to radio in the morning and right now streaming it through iheartradio kills my battery a lot more than using an fm tuner would
  7. gotosleep! macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010

    at my gym you need an FM reciever to listen to any of the 15 different TVs.
    i've been a member two years now and still to this day have never been able to listen to the shows i watch while i work out. i'd love it if the iP4 has an fm tuner...i'm tired of reading closed captioning!
  8. ianray macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I wonder if the all of the required support hardware (antenna etc) is hooked up?

    Of course FM radio is one use. But with low-level APIs, developers might be able to develop interesting Apps -- since this is yet another "sensor"... :)
  9. iDAG macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2007
    Athens, Ohio
    This is the only reason I take my iPod nano to the gym. Sometime for the music but mostly to listen to TV. It would be great if I only needed to carry one device! :cool:
  10. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    How many US citizens would you say have a Sat radio, as opposed to how readily available FM radio is? FM is not dead yet. If you live in an urban area, you would know that.

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