iPhone radio app with manual frequency choice

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  1. FoCelestial macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I need an iPhone radio app where I can manually set the frequency to for example 89.9Mhz FM. Is that possible?
     
  2. Betelgeuse macrumors member

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    Unless it's some great hidden feature, I don't think there's a radio tuner in the iPhone. So, there's no way to get radio stations.
     
  3. April Dancer macrumors regular

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    There are radio apps for the iPhone, depending on your area and station of choice. I have a good one for LBC in London. I don't know about manual tuning though.
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    best Advice

    if there is a favorite radio station you are trying to get in your area email and ask them if they are broadcasting though the net. and if there is a way you can listen to them though your Iphone when you can't get a radio signal. they might be apple to tell you the best way to get them or which app they broadcast though if any. but no FM turner App one thing the Zune has us on but the itouch and iphone are still 10 times better.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's coming as an accessory after 3.0 is launched...
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    That would be nice but there just isn't the hardware for that, in order for that to work every station would have to broadcast on the net.
     
  7. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    Fo - you don't 'tune' an internet radio device (which the iPhone can be with an app such as Wunder Radio). You subscribe to the feed via a url.

    If you are planning on using your iPhone as a police scanner or some such your out of luck - you need a dedicated device.
     
  8. Betelgeuse macrumors member

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    Wow. Really? Link?
     
  9. Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

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    The Griffin works very well. I've even used it on airplanes (professional driver on a closed course--do not attempt) to figure out where we were. It has a setting for US, European, and Japanese spectra, if you plan to travel with it.

    I use it at the gym with my iPhone all the time to tune in the audio on the televisions.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I just wish apple would enable it! The broadcom chip in both the 3G and the 3Gs support FM reception. Yet for some reason they have not created the software to make this function. And the second question. Why is N not enabled since the new chip supports it.
     
  11. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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  12. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Why when their is a chip built in that can support this....
     
  13. Benjic macrumors regular

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    Because that feature is coming in 4.0 next year.
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    Links supporting both of your statements? (1. Broadcom radio supports FM reception, 2. iPhone 3G S hardware supports 802.11n)
     
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