No FM Radio?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macaddicted, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macaddicted macrumors regular

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    Are you kidding me? PC Mag actually put this down as a con in their review synopsis. Oh, and a whole bunch of other stuff that mostly just mucks up the works.


    They just don't get it.
     
  2. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a

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    haha, yeah. last thing i'd want is an fm tuner.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I saw this... and perhaps it's a big negative for some people, but I thought they were scraping the barrel looking to pad out their cons list.

    It doesn't have a pointy thing for removing stones from horse's hoofs either.
     
  4. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Well, if it didn't add to the bulk or the price, I'd be happy to see FM radio on the iPhone. Maybe radio could be one of the features for version 2.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Radio on a phone that has the iPod software built-in is pointless. You already have your own music with you...why would you want to listen to the radio then? And I would think that it would put more of a drain on the battery than just listening to music through the iPod!
     
  6. Strafe macrumors newbie

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    I don't care about FM, however, I'd love to get XM on this.
     
  7. AWShuttleworth macrumors newbie

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    FM radio is nice, not necessarily for music but for NPR. I walk to work in the morning and it is like withdrawal not to hear Morning Edition. I was disappointed that my iPod radio remote wasn't supported by my phone.... I hope that's on someone's todo list in Cupertino.
     
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.


    Dorks.

    What's next. the iPhone sucks because it does not support OGG VORBIS?
     
  9. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    What?! I say we start a petition!
     
  10. j26 macrumors 65832

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    It is a con - not a major one, but a con all the same.

    A lot of people like to listen to radio on the move for music (nice way to hear what's current without having to hunt it down), news, and talk radio. Many phones have fm radios now. I'd like it, but can live without it.
     
  11. macaddicted thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that you mention it I believe they mentioned that too in the article.
     

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