Is Apple creating an App to bring FM radio to iPhone and touch? – Macitynet.it
Although supported for years by the Apple's built-in hardware and iPod touch cards, the reception of FM radio stations has never been contemplated by Apple, at least until the launch of the new nano. Now, according to a new indiscretion circulating on the Net, Cupertino is developing an official application which, also working in the background, will allow iPhone and touch users to listen to FM radio stations. Not only that: in general, according to what 9to5Mac has captured on the iPhone and touch, all the functions now available in the new iPod nano will be offered: time shifting to suspend, record and subsequently listen to live broadcasts, the artist and song tag, but this for users and stations in the United States.
According to insiders, Apple is stalling on the launch of this new application in order to integrate the direct purchase of songs with a click via the iTunes Store in a mobile version. In practice, when the user likes a song within an FM radio broadcast, with a single click he could reach the mobile version of the Apple music store to buy the desired song on the fly. With this in mind and with the integration of the iTunes Store, it is not difficult to understand Cupertino's interest in providing users with the FM radio function, thanks to this solution perfectly integrated into the Apple ecosystem.