Radio in Apple i phone

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in iPhone edited June 2014

How come Apple never installed a FM radio in any of their i phones?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    That’s just one more antenna (and a chip to process it) in a device already laden with them. Even Apple probably couldn’t shoehorn one in.

  • Reply 2 of 5
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,980member
    marvfox wrote: »
    How come Apple never installed a FM radio in any of their i phones?


    A few years ago it might have made sense, but now one can get FM stations from all over the world streamed via various apps.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

    A few years ago it might have made sense, but now one can get FM stations from all over the world streamed via various apps.



    Yeah, waste that data! It’s not like we have caps or anything.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,925member
    That’s just one more antenna (and a chip to process it) in a device already laden with them. Even Apple probably couldn’t shoehorn one in.
    They've managed to stick an FM receiver in the iPod Nano, and in an earphone remote clip before; I'm near certain that the technology isn't the problem, it's just that Apple doesn't want to do it.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,980member

    Yeah, waste that data! It’s not like we have caps or anything.

    I've managed to remain cap free as of now.
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