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Apple Is Enabling FM Radio Chips in their devices says Chairman of FCC

Apple Is Enabling FM Radio Chips in their devices says Chairman of FCC


Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Apple was the one important phone manufacturer that has not initiated the chips.





“I hope the business will reconsider its position, given the destruction wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria,” Pai said in a statement.

But Apple, in its own announcement, said newer iPhone 7 and 8 models do not have FM chips “nor do they have wires designed to support FM signals, so it is not likely to enable FM reception in these products.”





The organization added that it has “engineered modern safety solutions into our products. Users can dial crisis services and access Medical ID card data directly from the Lock Screen, and we enable government emergency notifications, ranking from Weather Advisories to AMBER alerts.”

FCC officials said it is unclear whether the company would have regulatory authority to compel a company to activate the chips. The FCC did not instantly reply to Apple’s disclosure that new phones do not have the chips.





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