Once in a while, Ajit Pai actually says something we can all get behind: the Federal Communications Commission chairman is urging Apple to activate FM radio chips installed in iPhones in the wake of major hurricanes. Such powerful storms can leave thousands or millions of people without power or cellular service for weeks or even months, and over-the-air FM radio can provide vital access to weather alerts and other life-saving information. A study by the National Association of Broadcasters last year found only 44 percent of the top-selling smartphones in the United States had FM radio capabilities enabled. 94 percent of the unactivated devices were iPhones. Both the Qualcomm and Intel chips that enable Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity in every iPhone have a built-in FM tuner that would allow people to listen to FM radio over the air. Apple has not enabled the functionality, forcing users to use an app to stream FM radio over Wi-Fi or cellular data. Apple hasn't revealed why it keeps the FM radio functionality disabled.