Radio in iPhone with iOS 13: why not?

Would you like to have iPhone able to listen to the radio? Surely now many of you will be divided into two camps – one thinks this idea is sound and interesting, others will define it as a step back. During the Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services it really seems strange, but Apple has made it clear that considering such a possibility.

Somehow passed the information that at WWDC 2019, the company announced about the launch of streaming radio stations for HomePod: a total of over 100,000 pieces. Will not work directly (and through Siri — with iHeartRadio, and TuneIn). However, this does not negate the fact that you will soon be able to listen to regular radio stations on your column HomePod. So why on the iPhone is “not delivered” in iOS 13?

When will radio in iPhone

The FM module of modern smartphones, as you might think, will not go away — it is installed but just not active. Most manufacturers still equip their devices with the appropriate chip. As for Apple, experts say that such a module in the iPhone is, at the same time, the company will not recognize it.

To activate the FM module, the users at the time, organized a petition and obtained satisfaction of its claims. American mobile operators have already started to enable listening to FM radio, many Android smartphones it runs. After the United States similar to the requirements put forward in Canada, so soon and canadian users will probably be able to listen to the usual radio.

With Apple it’s not so easy. In 2015, the Association of broadcasters, the United States asked Apple to activate the FM module in the iPhone — experts believe that, Apple just blocked him. It is unclear will the Corporation meet them, but it depends on whether we listen to radio on the iPhone.

On the other hand, nothing prevents Apple to implement it in the iPhone without the FM module, just by using mobile Internet, as in the case of HomePod. And the company could take such a step, providing online radio as an additional bonus when you subscribe to Apple’s Music (now you can listen to the Beats 1). Maybe soon it will.

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