FCC Urges Apple to Enable FM Chip in iPhone: 'Lives Depend on It'

FCC Urges Apple to Enable FM Chip in iPhone: 'Lives Depend on It'

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Raouf - October 1, 2017 at 2:23pm
I don’t think there is a major issue for apple to do not activate FM, this action will step up apple shares in the market. However, it’ll will cover all the American people and make America safe again.
Henry - October 1, 2017 at 5:20pm
Speak English, you stupid piece of shit!
Tjp - October 1, 2017 at 6:49am
More news rom Puerto Rico. The FM stations are all down. The FCC shutdown the repeaters stations for the sole working AM station in March. so ... Apple can't magically add hardware that doesn't exist, and where iPhones have FM capable chips, they don't have the amplifier or antenna needed to enable FM reception. The FCC honcho wants FM radios enabled on phones during the emergency! Where no FM stations are working. The FCC administratively handcuffed the range of the sole remaining AM station back in March. So ... The FCC is missing it's reality gap filler.
Big DICK - October 1, 2017 at 3:53am
This article is absolutely hilarious. Criminals at the FCC with their crooked agendas. Absolute morons responding to the article. Simply unbelievable.
Bill - September 30, 2017 at 8:34pm
Can you update this article with apple’s response?
Simple Simon - October 1, 2017 at 6:52pm
NO FUCKIN' way!!!! That would be way too boring (and informative).
Neolm09 - September 30, 2017 at 10:41am
I think a simple jailbreak tweak could solve the problem
THE - September 30, 2017 at 3:43am
what a absolute worthless CHIP. THEY DO IT FOR FAKE ADVERTISING. PROPBALY COULD GET A LAWSUIT, FOR CLAIMING SOMETHING THAT IS WORTHLESS AND DOES NOT WORK WHAT GOOD ID CLAIMING FM CHIP THEN..
Bill - September 30, 2017 at 11:20pm
There is no FM chip
mr.humann2 - September 30, 2017 at 2:09am
I'm not any sort of expert on the FM chip that's "already in there" but I'm guessing it's the (usually Qualcomm?) radio that uses FM superband frequencies to talk to the cell towers? My guess is that it's a highly specialized transponder chip and with each iteration they add a few new frequencies as the carriers upgrade and change how their towers broadcast and recieve. I'd love to hear from an electrical engineer (like they'd come to this generally very childish forum, lol) about just how trivial or non-trivial it would be to make these chips recieve normal lower frequency FM broadcasts. I simply doubt the implication that it's just something Apple can "turn on".
Justabrake - September 30, 2017 at 12:17am
Maybe cook can’t see why he should activate it he’s never been caught without electricity you would appreciate news from the outside
Tdffeed - September 29, 2017 at 6:36pm
They will never activate it because their music service subscribers will listen to the local radio isntead of paying for Apple Music
Timmy boy - September 29, 2017 at 6:00pm
Fm radio will be in iphone 9, apple will claim it has just "reinvented the wheel" again. Apple fan boys will camp out for days to buy it
No ma'am - September 30, 2017 at 8:19am
Lol. So true.
Tjp - October 1, 2017 at 6:53am
Apple used to have FM radio capable devices and wrote apps for them. And they sold, later, an FM radio enabled headset. Well, they offered for sale would be more like it. They didn't sell. So current hardware isn't FM-able so nothing to turn on.
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