Kevin Rose says next iPhone will have a FM Radio built in

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  1. tjpeople macrumors newbie

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    Kevin Rose, who has reported correctly on iPhone rumors in the past has just said live on ustream that he has heard from a "75% reliable source" that the next iPhone will have a FM Radio built in.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kevin-rose

    I don't have a recording of it but ustream records so after they have stopped going live you will be able to listen back I think...

    I find it hard to believe but you never know.

    UPDATE: They have stopped being live. The recording doesn't seem to be up. Its starts around minute 45.
     
  2. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    Kevin Rose is the Rod Blagoevich of the computing world. Nothing but lies !!! :eek:
     
  3. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    That would be sweet. Loved that feature on my nokia devices. It wouldn't add any bulk to the device either.
     
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    Yeah that's what we need, 18th century technology on the next iPhone :rolleyes:
     
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Yah? Well I heard Alex Albrecht say that the new iPhone will have AM, sup now?
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    I would be happy with a decent streaming radio app that doesn't crap out 5 minutes into. If anyone knows of one, let me know. I have pandora, Flycast and AOL Radio.


    EDIT: "I see what you did there" are you watching Conan O'brien because I swear he just said that as you typed it
     
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    I really can't imagine this being true... Why go backwards?
     
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  10. tjpeople thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok they have stopped live stream, so you can see the recording of him saying it.

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1106495

    Its starts around minute 45.

    Erh, now the recording has gone...weird.
     
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  12. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    KEVIN ROSE.........what to say??? GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    I heard the next iPhone will be XM/sirius capable! you still have to pay a fee of course!
     
  14. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    My old gym used to have TV's up and you would listen to them by tuning to a specific FM channel. This would have been handy then. New gym has TV's on everything and you just plug in your headphones.
     
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    Oh yeah, I'll buy that one... (I don't think so!):p
     
  16. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    This will not happen. If anything there maybe a satellite app, but thats about it.
     
  17. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I could see this as an attachment to the dock adapter for radio listening and tuning in at gyms like someone mentioned, but I don't see the point now. iPods never had FM tuners years ago when numerous mp3 players did, so why do that now? The only way I see this happening is if said FM tuner works with HD Radio. If that's the case, what keeps an AM tuner from also being added?

    If all this does happen, that smells an awful lot like Apple trying to make more headway into car units. Think an Apple unit that is just a bunch of circuits until you dock an iPod or iPhone. Then maybe you could control the bloody thing better than figuring out a 3-inch touchscreen while driving.
     
  18. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    This would be fabulous news if true, especially given Apple have never made iPhone drivers for the radio remote.

    Phazer
     
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    Hasn't there been a hidden radio app in the firmware for a long time? I really like the iheartradio app, but I would like to be able to listen to my local stations on my phone. I doubt Mr. Rose is correct in his predictions, though. I don't remember his track record being very good.
     
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    Next he's gonna say that the next iPhone will have a case made out of wood... to remember the radios from 40 years ago....

    pffff.... he's just shooting blanks... what's he's next trick?!? guessing the lottery numbers?!?
     
  23. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt they would do that ... seems unfeasable
     
  24. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Digital radio would be even better.

    Pressuring "major mp3 player" manufacturers to include DAB radios to encourage digital switchover was mentioned as a part of British goverment stategy in a paper recently.

    Phazer
     
  25. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    An FM Transmitter built in would be awesome, but I don't really see the need for a receiver.
     

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