FM Finally Coming to the iPhone?

As a fan of local radio (particularly WRUW), I'm really pleased to see that Apple is still working on a radio for the iPhone. The internet and MP3's are great and all, but there's just something special about local radio.


Apple Developing FM Radio App for iPhone?
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 by Rene Ritchie

9to5Mac is reporting they’ve received a tip that Apple is developing an FM Radio app for the iPhone and iPod touch that will have background multi-tasking (like Apple’s Phone and iPod apps), and may be able to pause live programming like the new iPod nano radio feature.

It will either be provided as a stand alone app, or integrated into the iPod app, but it’s still a work in progress:

The holdup on this app is that Apple is trying to integrate the Mobile iTunes Store purchases into the functionality of the program. For instance, if you like a song you are listening to on the radio (and that station supports tagging and you are in the US), you will be able to push a button and see the song (and all of the information around it) in the iTunes Mobile store. With another click, you’ll be able to make a purchase. This is an extension of the Song Tagging feature used in the iPod Nanos. Perhaps they could even add some Shazam technology to help with those stations that don’t support tagging.
[From Apple Developing FM Radio App for iPhone? | The iPhone Blog]

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