This commentator writes:
The iPhone 6 has an FM receiver chip Apple disables, forcing you to use iTunes…
My question is: Does the iPhone 6 have a disabled chip capable of receiving FM Radio?
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I wouldn't have believed a single ranting tweet, but the UK's Daily Mail also covered this recently - so it's actually likely to be true, for any given value of 'true'
[my own opinions on the Mail's foil-hat, ranty, opinionated style aside…]
It's not a chip that's disabled. It's part of it that's disabled. The function is located in the wifi/bluetooth chip for about 10 years http://www.gizmag.com/go/5201/ in most modern smartphones including iphones, androids, windows phones, blackberries etc. Some handcuffers like Apple, Samsung, LG, however, decided to lock the FM radio receiving part of the wi-fi Broadcom chip (or other manufacturers who develop such chips)