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New app turns iPhone into radio

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2008 17:48 User comments (2)

New app turns iPhone into radio AOL has created a new Radio application for the Apple iPhone that will allow users to connect to AOL servers via EDGE, 3G or Wi-Fi and listen to local CBS radio stations. The application won an 'Apple Design Award' last week at the annual WWDC.
Making the app even more intriguing is that the service will be free, but ad-supported, just like traditional radio is. There will be over 200 AOL and 150 CBS stations available in 25 different genres.

Apple noted this about the application, "Reliable audio streaming and improved battery life are achieved by using AudioFileServices and AudioQueueServices, while SCNetwork manages the best narrowband or broadband streaming based on whether users are connected via EDGE or Wi-Fi."

How is the quality though? AOL VP Kevin Conroy says it is "as good as listening to a CD".

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2 user comments

115.6.2008 17:59

who gives a crap? hook me up to shout cast for my MP3 archive thats connected to the net!

216.6.2008 7:23

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How is the quality though? AOL VP Kevin Conroy says it is "as good as listening to a CD".

So what you are really trying to say is 128kbps. So close to cd quality haha
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Jun 2008 @ 7:25

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