“Disaster alerts can go out by radio and wireless, but humans thwart them” by Wendy Lee of SFChronicle.com

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday pointed out a flaw in Apple’s iPhones: The phones cannot receive FM radio signals and Pai believes Apple is refusing to activate a chip that would enable the feature. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” Pai said.

“FCC Asks Apple to Activate the iPhone’s Hidden FM Radio to Aid Public Safety” by Jacob Kastrenakes of TheVerge.com

“I am asking Apple to activate the FM chips that are in its iPhones,” Pai says. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first.”

“FCC Chair Wants Apple to Activate FM Radio Chips in iPhones” by David Shepardson of Reuters.com

“It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” Pai said in a statement. “I hope the company will reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.”

“FCC Asks Apple to Turn On iPhone FM Chips In Hurricane-Devastated Areas” by Don Reisinger of Fortune.com

“I am asking Apple to activate the FM chips that are in its iPhones,” Pai said. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first.”