“We’ve just received a tip that an iPhone radio.app is being developed in-house by Apple for use on the iPhone and iPod touch. From what we know, the app will be allowed to operate in the background like iPod.app and will offer the same functionality as the FM radio in the new iPod nanos,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9 to 5 Mac.
“The source mentioned that this application could also be incorporated into the iPod.app before release,” Weintraub reports. “Though it wasn’t specified, the app will likely have the same Live Pause functionality that the Nanos currently enjoy.”
Weintraub reports, “Apple’s iPods and iPhones have been able to receive FM radio signals for some time now [and] this wouldn’t be the first time Apple awoke sleeping hardware functionality from its mobile products… For instance, Apple didn’t enable Bluetooth in its 2nd generation iPod touch until 9 months after it was released.”
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