Apple’s iTunes Decisions, Apple Music Plans, the Need for LTE, More – ACM 431
Sources referenced in this episode:
- You Can Still Redeem App Store Download Codes in iTunes 12.7 on Mac
- Hey Apple, I Liked Browsing for iPhone Apps on My Mac
- Nine Inch Nails Artist Page
- Apple Music Connect
- Apple Music Has ‘Well Over’ 30 Million Paid Subscribers, but ‘Isn’t in the Right Place’
- Activating the iPhone FM Radio Might Not Be as Easy as Critics Say
- Jeff's Twitter
- Bryan's Twitter
- Jeff's blog: Fresh Brewed Tales
- Bryan's blog: GeekTells
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In short the size of the iPhone is too thin to house an internal AM radio antenna. Plus the internal clock frequencies in the iPhone will make reception with an internal AM antenna near impossible. Place your iPhone next to an AM radio and see what happens.
An internal FM receiver is more practical as the FM broadcast band wave lengths are close enough to the length of a standard headphone cord or lightening cable for it to be an ok antenna. Internal clock frequency noise within the iPhone will not be an issue with proper shielding.
Think there was also some confusion around the iPhone walkie talkie apps. I’m assuming these function on LTE and frequencies but many believe the FM chip is used instead. The FM chip is only an FM receiver if implemented. The Walkie Talkie Apps function over LTE frequencies. These Apps come in handy if the cell towers are down (no power or destroyed). Each iPhone used as a Walkie Talkie would need to be within physical transmitting range.