Apple takes on Microsoft’s Zune with FM Radio iPhone app

by admin October 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Apple is reportedly developing an in-house radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to 9to5mac, the nascent app will be capable of functioning “in the background” and is likely to offer the “same functionality” as the Nano FM radio.

However, Apple has apparently experienced difficultly with integrating the Mobile iTunes Store purchases into the functionality of the application.

“For instance, if you like a song you are listening to on the radio (and that station supports tagging and you are in the US), you will be able to push a button and see the song (and all of the information around it) in the iTunes Mobile store,” wrote Seth Weintraub of 9to5mac. “With another click, you’ll be able to make a purchase.”

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