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Patent reveals Apple iPhone radio plans

iPhone could get AM, FM and satellite radio

A newly published patent suggests Apple has plans to add radio functionality to the iPhone.

Patently Apple highlights the US Patent and Trademark Office patent, which could bring AM, FM and satellite radio to Apple's mobile devices. Satellite-based radio compatibility would appeal to US iPhone users, although the function would be of little use in the UK.

The patent suggests Apple will provide a map showing local radio stations, rather than a simple list, along with details such as transmitter power and the ability to store five radio presets.

Currently iPhone users need to use one of a range of dedicated Apple iTunes App Store application to listen to radio stations.

Patently Apple adds, Apple's patent also hints of releasing a radio peripheral card for MacBooks.  

Apple credits Freddy Anzures, Henry Mason and Lucas Newman as the inventors of patent application 20100304702, originally filed in Q2 2009.

Patently Apple

[Via Patently Apple]


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