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Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

By |October 18, 2017|Blog, Radio|

In recent months, the Southeast U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  The wildfires in California have been equally devastating.  These storms and fires have [...]

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FM Activation in Smartphones: A Three-year Review

By |June 2, 2016|Blog, Radio|

PILOT has been tracking the status of FM radio receiver capabilities in U.S. smartphones since 2013, observing sales and pursuing teardown analysis on the top-selling models (i.e., approximately the top 70% of sales, analyzed each [...]

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Momentum Grows for FM in Smartphones

By |August 19, 2015|Blog, Radio|

Momentum Grows for FM in Smartphones There’s been good news recently for advocates of activating FM radio receivers in smartphones. First came the announcement by AT&T Wireless—the #2 wireless carrier in the U.S.—that it [...]

Apple Watch Includes an FM Chip

By |May 4, 2015|Blog, Radio|

Teardown analysis of the Apple Watch by ABI Research shows that—like most smartphones—the device includes a connectivity chip that incorporates WiFi, Bluetooth and FM radio capabilities. As in the iPhone, however, the FM capabilities of the connectivity chip are not implemented on the device.