Wouldn't it be awesome if iPhone/iPod had...

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  1. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't it be awesome if iPhone/iPod had a FM transmitter built in so there were no need for third party products AND you wouldn't have to worry about carrying anything except you device. I personally prefer a direct connection in the car rather than transmitting but I would DEFINITELY use a feature like this.
     
  2. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    it would be nice, but apple would never put that in the iphone, the quality would suck, direct connection is much better quality via AUX cord or cassette adpater, or through the USB cable

    i could be wrong though, id never think apple would put a radio in their ipods
     
  3. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't believe that havn't come out with a better "version"/solution for the transmitters that are already on the market. Even the expensive ones you get the "fuzzy" and what-not.
     
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    Eh, I guess it could be useful for somebody, maybe, though I'd never use it. I tried using an FM transmitter with my first iPod mini and HATED the sound quality (or lack thereof). I've used both the cassette adapter and direct connection since then and both are vastly superior; I can't ever imagine myself going back unless there was absolutely no other alternative.
     
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    wow

    what a original idea and thread! Steve Jobs hire this man PLEASE! with the apps I get thousands of stations from around the world at one time I thought that but I get every station I could possibly want plus a 1000 more. at one time i'd say yes but I will pass!
     
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    Alas, I was wondering when the first b*tch *ss comment would surface. Nice.
     
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    Le contraire, actually it was meant to say that there are many things that people want in the iPhone that Apple will not put in. (But they finally gave in to an FM radio receiver, so anything would be up their black sleeves now). Sometimes my humor is, well, not humorous to others.
     
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  10. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    Did you guys know what is a "transmitter" as opposed to a "receiver"?

    A transmitter is for transmitting signals OUT OF the iPhone (eg: transmit MP3 to car radio),
    A received is for receiving signals INTO the iPhone (eg: FM radios).


    Duh....:p
     
  11. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I think it's pretty obvious from the comments posted in this thread that we are all well aware of what an FM transmitter is.
     
  12. applebite1101 macrumors newbie

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    i wud luv to have a front facing camera on iphone. probably i cud use it with skype?
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I have had a couple of FM transmitters for my iPod and they really do suck. I prefer a direct connection.
     
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    Not really enamored of FM radio. They don't seem to play much decent music and there's too many commercials.
    Front facing camera doesn't seem to be much of a winner either. It's good for vanity pictures and video conferencing. Doesn't seem like it's worth the effort.

    Would like to see...
    -utility to free up memory
    -128 or 256 GB iPhone offered for 2010
    -better optical lens for iphone's camera
     
  15. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    !! :eek: !!
    LOL!
     
  16. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

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    A sensor that could turn the phone into a small digital scale:cool:
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You want to use regurgitated food on Skype? To each their own I guess...
     
  18. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    i think you know what the difference is.
    But problem is half the post is talking about transmitter to enable good car-audio transmission, while another half is talking about radio receptions.

    For transmitters, I would say it is "dumb" to do so, because most iphones or ipods users do not drive. They commute by bus, trains or anything which frees them up to do their thing on the device.

    For radio, the argument is not sound for business, because Apple wants you to buy from iTunes. So a radio is a brick thrown at their feet.

    I hope this helps.
    Really.:cool:
     
  19. bydandie macrumors member

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    The issue with builtin transmitters would be interference, and the current generation of FM transmitters are a right pain when driving across the country.
     
  20. bydandie macrumors member

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    I understand the thinking, but the fact for me is that I have used 3G video calling once in three years.
     
  21. firedogut macrumors regular

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    It would be nice to have an fm transmiter. Just think about it...........
    Use it in Rental cars, friends cars, work cars
    use it in hotels that have a radio but no iPod dock
    use it at a friends house
    lots of uses


    A fm reciever would also be nice. Sometimes I like to listen to local stations that you can't get online. Also many gyms use fm transmitters to broadcast the TV stations. For a change of pace it is nice to watch the news or other tv shows while at the gym.
     
  22. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    Perhaps a FM thing (txn or rxn) will interfere with the GSM T/R?
    How about a toothpick, a screwdriver and also a toe-clipper?
    :p
    Just kidding.
     
  23. BCurry1 macrumors member

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    Where did you get that fact. Sources please? Total made-up BS!!!!
     
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    I think that more things need to come integrated with bluetooth. Eff stupid transmitters.
     

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