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Seth Weintraub: Apple Is Building FM Tuner App for iPhone OS

I wasn’t even aware that recent vintage iPhones and iPod Touches had FM-tuning hardware.

(Sidenote 1: Why do so many of the sites reporting on this, including Weintraub at 9 to 5 Mac, decorate their article with a mock-up showing the iPod Nano’s FM tuner photoshopped onto an iPhone? See: Engadget, The iPhone Blog. There aren’t even any small-print disclaimers describing these mock-ups as artist’s renditions or whatever. Surely most casual readers of these sites are left with the impression that these are leaked screenshots of the actual app.)

(Sidenote 2: This scoop belongs to Weintraub. But yet TUAW gives credit to Engadget first, and Weintraub’s report at 9 to 5 Mac second. Crummy. Update: TUAW has changed the links in the post to make at least slightly more clear that 9 to 5 Mac is the original source for the story.)

Wednesday, 14 October 2009