Apple Said The iPhone 7 & 8 Will Never have FM radio chips

Apple Says Apple cares deeply about the safety of our users, especially during times of crisis and that’s why we have engineered modern safety solutions into our products. Users can dial emergency services and access Medical ID card information directly from the Lock Screen and we enable government emergency notifications, ranging from Weather Advisories to AMBER alerts.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips in them nor do they have antennas designed to support FM signals, so it is not possible to enable FM reception in these products.

Apple’s response does not mention whether the iPhone 6 series or some of the older phones they still  have FM Radio chips in them. As others have pointed out, FM needs an antenna which is usually a headphone wire—and iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 lack the headphone jack.

But is there FM in iPhone 6s and earlier? If so, could Apple enable it if it wanted to and would it even work with the antenna design in older iPhones?

Even iPhone of this year model is not good then the Samsung Note 8 you can read more about the Samsung Vs iPhone 8 

Source Apple:

In recent years, I have repeatedly called on the wireless industry to activate the FM chips that are already installed in almost all smartphones sold in the United States. And I’ve specifically pointed out the public safety benefits of doing so. In fact, in my first public speech after I became Chairman, I observed that “you could make a case for activating chips on public safety grounds alone.”

When wireless networks go down during a natural disaster, smartphones with activated FM chips can allow Americans to get vital access to life-saving information. I applaud those companies that have done the right thing by activating the FM chips in their phones.

Apple is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted doing so. But I hope the company will reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. That’s why I am asking Apple to activate the FM chips that are in its iPhones.

It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first. As the Sun Sentinel of South Florida put it, ‘Do the right thing, Mr. Cook. Flip the switch. Lives depend on it.

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