- iPhone Newbie
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I no longer have the link, but some time ago (maybe Sept. or Oct. of 2007) there was talk of Broadcom coming through with a 3G chip that was easy on the battery but had a 5 megapixel camera, video capabilities and FM reception and broadcast abilities as well.
That would mean you could listen to the radio on your iPhone or play the iphone on a nearby radio without any extra modules.
Now there is some recent news connecting Broadcom to the iPhone and I'm wondering if all of this will play out.
- 06-03-2008, 04:31 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
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- 06-03-2008, 06:14 PM #3iPhone Newbie
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Radio management is also a bit of an issue, you can only have so many radio devices in such a small space as the iphone. They may leave that unconnected, which would also open up a big market for accessory makers.
Same deal with the 5 megapixel camera, the chip may support it, but they may not connect it to a sensor that powerful to keep costs down.
- 06-03-2008, 08:41 PM #4
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- 06-04-2008, 10:44 AM #6iPhone Newbie
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FM transmission would be cool, it's how I connect to the car stereo w/ my iPod, it sound good enough.
FM reception wouldn't be used much by me, or most people I would guess, but if they can add it w/o increases the case size, why not. A lot of sports programming can only be gotten over the radio.