No FM. Really Apple?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jsook724, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. jsook724 macrumors regular

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    No FM in 4.0 apple? really? why not juist activate bluetooth chip to do FM, i mean why not? its cabpable of it...

    who else thinks we should have FM?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You don't need FM if you have Pandora. Actually, with an iPhone Pandora is taken to a whole new level, FM is unneeded.
     
  3. jsook724 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i guess you have a point there, but it's always nice to have FM
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The only reason I find to have FM, is to have a news feed if worse goes to happen (light out during a major storm)
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Pandora doesn't work outside of the U.S. Plus a lot of places don't have unlimited data and streaming music consumes a lot of data.
     
  6. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    Aren't fm chips included already and just not used? I think even iPad has it.
     
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  8. hothitter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly.
     
  9. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I think you need "rabbit ears" to get the signal... ;) :p
     
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    Not needed... even if you really want your favorite FM station and not a better alternative like satellite radio or pandora radio, you can get any local station from any state on the I Heart Radio app.

    Seriously, FM and CDs are a thing of the past.
     
  12. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Actually I would like the ability to tune to the FM channels on the TV at my gym, would be nice.
     
  13. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Wait until WWDC before you jump to conclusions. I'm not saying that (if there's going to be one) it will be on the next iPhone or that it was one of the other 93 tentpoles that Steve didn't talk about...just be patient.

    I watched the keynote twice and I noticed that Steve chose his words very carefully. For instance: when Steve makes note of what models (iPhone 3GS and 3rd Gen iPod) will run OS 4.0, he says "they will run pretty much everything" while continuing to mention the limitations to older models...why not just everything instead of pretty much everything? I can only assume that there are things that won't run on the 3GS or 3rd gen Touch because of hardware issues or something else that also hints to a new device.
     
  14. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Wait til June. Not a big deal.

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    Honestly that's how I feel. If the Nano got it last year, the iPhone will probably get it this year. Heck, the Bluetooth chip in there supports FM IIRC.
     
  15. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

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    personally, I've been asking for the FM for a loooong time now...

    Yes, I STILL listen to FM Radio, because, you know, there are iPhone users OUTSIDE of the USA :eek: and Pandora only works in the US.

    AND for the people inside the US, not everyone listens to Pandora, or they just don't have enough coverage, or idk, they have a show they like to follow every now and then on a local FM Station.

    When I saw Apple introducing the FM Tuner (w/ Live Pause & Tagging) on the iPod nano last September I was so excited because I knew that they were gonna put it in the next iPhone! :D

    and this goes for the OP, obviously I agree with you about having FM built-in. But, this was not the time to put it in, as it is a Hardware Upgrade, and yesterday was a Software-driven event...

    So, don't lose hope, because we have :apple:WWDC! :p

    CAN'T WAIT FOR iPhone HD!!
     
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    FM radio is big in that it covers everything everywhere, news and music and all that stuff, not to mention all the new songs that come out basically come out on the radio before anything else, I like listening to the newest songs instead of having to choose individually between other songs, Pandora and last.fm are good but still, they're not very updated with the newest songs.

    I wouldn't mind them adding a FM api to apps so that pandora and stuff could use both internet and fm streaming, best of both worlds.
     
  18. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    they should still just add FM feature on it, so I can say I have radio on it, use it once, then never use it again lol...

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    this is a good point, pandora only has already released tracks. Radio has the promos :)
     
  19. skip73 macrumors newbie

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    FM is sooooo 1980's....
     
  20. mattmarchant macrumors newbie

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    I listen to a lot of Radio when Im travelling in the car or when Im at work.
    But ive never really missed it on my iPhone, Ive got my music on there which is more than enough for me. I only really listen to it when im travelling on public transport, ie trains, which are hard enough to get phone signals on when I live (I travel through the sticks alot) so I could imagine listening to FM radio would be a nightmare with loss of signal all the time.
     
  21. TBURYSR macrumors newbie

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    im actually wanting the fm tuner myself. as a season ticket holder to the falcons id love to be able to stream the game while at the game.
     
  22. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't mind FM to listen to my local sports station...
     
  23. Surely Guest

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    They don't have a website or an app that streams the radio station that their games are on? You should check....

    I listen to Toronto Maple Leafs games through the Corus Radio App, which streams AM 640. I've been doing that for over a year.
     
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    pandora sometimes doesnt have great music. and fm i can just skip around. idk why the nano has it but not the iphone
     

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