The BBC is planning to bring out an iPlayer app for the iPhone in the New Year, images in a press pack suggest.
Speculation over the corporation’s plans stems from photos that appear to show that the new application will offer downloads of its programming as well as live streaming.
Also seemingly featured in the app is a search function and interactive options, which will enable people to message radio programs.
According to the BBC, usage of the iPlayer among owners of Apple devices has grown massively in recent months.
This has been so marked that owners of iPhones and the iPod Touch now make up seven per cent of the total number of users for TV and three pre cent of radio requests. During October, some 79.3 million iPlayer requests were received overall.
The BBC has yet to comment on reports speculating over the new app or confirm a launch date.
News of developments comes amid rumours that Apple has begun testing the next edition of the iPhone.
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