1. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I think it would be a good idea..

    https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairm...ps-in-iphones/
    Last edited by Rob Phillips; 10-01-2017 at 05:58 AM.
    09-28-2017 03:30 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    There is no FM functionality on the chips since iPhone 7..
    They could enable it on the older devices but I doubt they will.
    09-28-2017 03:54 PM
  3. Rockdog97's Avatar
    so older phones have an FM radio that Apple could turn off is so desired?
    09-28-2017 05:18 PM
  4. Rockdog97's Avatar
    See below for a detailed discussion on this:

    https://www.imore.com/realities-turn...ampaign=social
    09-28-2017 05:22 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    so older phones have an FM radio that Apple could turn off is so desired?
    Only if they’ve determined after vigorously testing it doesn’t interfere with the other stuff on the phone like nfc, lte and whatnot.
    And even then people would have to plug their corded headphones in for reception.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-28-2017 05:23 PM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    I read the older phones have the FM radio, but the chip isn't connected to any antenna that could receive FM transmissions. Could be wrong though.
    09-28-2017 08:38 PM
  7. KrisYYC's Avatar
    My LG G6 has an FM radio. Wired headphones act as the antenna. Many phone have the hardware in place but carriers do not want people to have access to FM radio for fear of losing streaming customers. Less streaming means potentially less data needed.
    10-01-2017 02:57 AM
  8. darius_robin's Avatar
    My LG G6 has an FM radio. Wired headphones act as the antenna. Many phone have the hardware in place but carriers do not want people to have access to FM radio for fear of losing streaming customers. Less streaming means potentially less data needed.
    Many Android phones have FM radio enabled, but Apple’s new phones do not have the chips itself. Nothing about carriers in this.
    10-01-2017 04:37 AM
  9. HBLEY's Avatar
    I think they should. I mean I like FM. I'd want in my iPhone.
    10-02-2017 09:04 AM

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