The most inexcusable ommision in the Iphone 3GS is the..

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  1. Nightmarerec0n macrumors newbie

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    lack of FM Radio/Tuner.
    It would cost maybe $2 to add into the Iphone 3GS.
     
  2. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Use an app
     
  3. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    with WunderRadio you can get just about any radio station in the world...anyway, wouldn't the FM receiver interfere with the internal radios and antenna's of the phone? :confused:
    Heck, I'd WAY prefer a flash/light for the camera/video...:D
     
  4. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not there for a reason. Apple has never included an FM tuner on an iPod or iPhone and never will. It would have to be a concession on their part that they were wrong, and they don't like doing that. Though I don't think they're wrong, there's a small market for a radio on an iPhone and makes little to no sense from Apple's standpoint.
     
  5. chriszzz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    My name is Chris. I'm from 2009. Here nobody listens to radio.
    Goodbye
     
  6. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Hey Chris, before you go, which team wins the World Series? :D
     
  7. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Then move out of the ghettos and pay your electric bill.

    Is it even possible for the iPhone to run an FM tuner? Do developers have the resources to make this possible without using any extra hardware?
     
  8. ksz macrumors 68000

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    You know, I was clamoring for an FM Tuner as well, but not anymore. My old Sony Ericsson K800i has an FM Tuner, but jeez is it noisy! The antenna is built into the earphone cable, but reception is terrible. I regularly listen to the local NPR Public Radio station and I've found a solution with the freely-available app called "Public Radio" and there's no noise!

    If NPR is not your cup of tea, try AOL Radio or some other internet radio app.
     
  9. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Radio tuner? LOL why? I agree, this is 2009. Radio is dead/irrelevant.
     
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  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    With options like pandora, sirius XM app and many others why bother with regural FM radio besides listening to the same 10 songs and commercials every 10 minutes.
     
  12. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I second that. What's next? AM? Fax? Dial up?
     
  13. cmaier macrumors G3

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    That's hilarious. Everyone knows that the biggest omission is that it doesn't play 8-tracks.

    FM radio. Priceless.

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    On a side note, the shielding required to allow the FM radio to work even when background cell communications (particularly Edge) are happening would cost significantly more than $2, add weight and complexity, and all just to make the three people who think Ryan Seacrest is the height of entertainment a little happier.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I have no desire to have a radio tuner in my phone.
     
  15. Rootus macrumors 6502

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    I'd be happy if it could at least use the radio remote Apple makes for the iPod. Radio ain't quite dead just yet, I'd like to be able to listen to the TV's at the gym, which broadcast audio using a low power FM signal...
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Beeper? :D

     
  17. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I have to carry around at least one of those at work. I work at a hospital.
     
  18. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Strongly disagree, most inexcusable omission is flint to start fire.
     
  19. sammich macrumors 601

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    There is an ommission, but it isn't to do with the iPhone 3GSsssssss
     
  20. cmaier macrumors G3

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    The most inexcusable omission in this thread is the OP's second "s" in omission. But at least we got a second "m" to make up for it.
     
  21. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I like the iPod feature they include. I don't need a radio.
     
  22. Shaan macrumors member

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    You can actually get your pages forwarded to your iPhone so you don't need to carry around a beeper. If you talk to the tech at your hospital I'm sure they would know how to set it up.
     
  23. ncsimmons03 macrumors member

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    :D Hahahahaha

    Seriously use wunder radio (which I just deleted but it worked great) or Picket Tunes (better than the actual sirius app because it gets the Stern channels). These apps get plenty of radio stations and I'm sure there is other apps out there that do the same thing.

    I usually don't like all the bashing that goes on in forums... unless there is humor in it. Well done.
     
  24. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that sports stations were strictly AM.
     
  25. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    muhahahahahaha!


    I hope we get a printer/scanner/faxer in the next refresh. Maybe an ethernet connection. OR EVEN BETTER, a kingston lock slot!!! Who knows!
     

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