FM Radio coming to the iPhone?
Posted by
FM Radio coming to the iPhone?

Rumours are active on technology websites that an iPhone radio app is being developed in-house by Apple for use on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Such a development would mean have a major impact on the radio industry, putting an analogue radio set in the hands of millions of iPhone owners. reports the app would be able to run in the background, similar to the current iPod mode.

They say the holdup is that Apple is trying to integrate the Mobile iTunes Store purchases into the functionality, and suggest the app is likely to have the same Live Pause functionality that the Nanos currently enjoy.

Apple's iPods and iPhones have been able to receive FM radio signals for some time now, but the function has been inactive. The latest generation of iPhone and iPod touch can even broadcast FM signals similar to a personal FM transmitter for use in cars.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 382 14 October, 2009 Industry News 7:56 am 200910 Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events