- Jan 17, 2010
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There have been rumors for a while that Apple was going to introduce a FM radio app for the newest generation iPod touch and iPhone. Thanks to iFixit's teardown we can see the iPad uses the same Broadcom BCM4329 chip that is capable of tuning in radio stations. We just need Apple to turn on the software support in the OS. Maybe we'll see this added to the list of features in iPhone OS v4 this summer?
[Source: 9to5mac.com]We've heard previously that Apple is set on introducing a FM Radio.app at some point in the near future. From The Broadcom BCM4329 integrates a complete IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n system (MAC/baseband/radio) with BluetoothÂ® 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), and FM radio receiver and transmitter. By combining several proven wireless technologies onto a single silicon die, the BCM4329 enables mobile devices to support today's toughest media applications -- without impacting device size or battery life.