Apple has just filed a patent for a Radio application for the iPhone.
The image on the right presents a somewhat classic interface, inspired by FM radio from the previous generation of iPod Nano while the image on the left presents a map with the various radio station towers.
This can come in handy for people in the car who want the best signal since the iPhone would connect to the most suitable radio frequency. Signal strength would be indicated by circular arcs, somewhat like Wi-Fi Airport signal strength for Macs.
Where other smartphone manufacturers already offer FM radio, would Apple take the time to design a successful application for the next generation iPhone?
We discuss it on the forum.
( 9 to 5 Mac )