Apple published an open letter to the Federal communications Commission, requiring to turn on the FM radio in the iPhone.
The requirement to turn on the radio arose after a series of natural disasters in the USA. According to the Commission, this is the only way to warn citizens about the impending threat.
Apple in its response, stated that it appreciated the safety of the users, but to turn on the radio can’t.
“It’s impossible. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 simply no appropriate chips and antennas,” said Phil Schiller.
Apple drew the Commission’s attention to the “Notice from the government” and considers it a worthy alternative to the radio in critical situations.
The ability to enable the FM module exists in the iPhone 6s and the earlier models, but the company is obviously uninteresting, since it promotes Apple Music, Beats 1 and app Radio for Apple Watch Series 3.
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