Apple’s new iPhone will provide free, CD-quality radio from 200 stations in 25 genres—even if that does cut into iTunes' music business, Saul Hansell blogs in the New York Times. But Apple knows that it will "fare best if it makes the iPhone as useful as possible, and that means exploiting the device’s ability to stream music, talk and video."
Apple teamed up with CBS and AOL to provide the radio application, which uses iPhone's GPS system to pick up stations in your area. "I actually think that the use of the iPhone for streaming audio is groundbreaking," Hansell writes. "It expands what you can listen to on an iPod, adding news, weather, DJ blather and songs you don’t own."