FCC Chair Calls on Apple to Activate FM Chips

Ajit Pai

According to a report in InsideRadio, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called for Apple to activate the inactive FM chips in the company’s iPhones to promote public safety. The call comes in the aftermath of the hurricanes that ravaged the coastal United States.

The tech titan is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted turning on the chips that enable FM radio signals to be received over the air.

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

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