Apple to Update iPhone 12 in France for Radiation Concerns

Apple to Update iPhone 12 in France for Radiation Concerns
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Apple has responded to concerns from France’s radiation watchdog, ANFR, by announcing a forthcoming software update for iPhone 12 users in the country. ANFR had recently reported that the iPhone 12 exceeded radiation exposure limits, prompting calls for a temporary halt to iPhone 12 sales and a remedy.

In an official statement, Apple confirmed its commitment to release a software update tailored to meet the specific testing protocols used by French regulators. This update aims to address the concerns raised by French authorities and is unrelated to safety issues.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, previously emphasized that the iPhone 12 had received certification from various international regulatory bodies, affirming its compliance with global Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) standards.

The French government welcomed Apple’s response, with ANFR prepared to swiftly evaluate the effectiveness of the update.

Additionally, Apple underscored its possession of independent third-party laboratory results, demonstrating compliance with SAR standards worldwide. The European Union’s SAR limit of 2 W/kg, considering an average over 10 grams of tissue absorbing the most signal, is slightly higher than the FCC limit in the United States (1.6 W/kg), a standard to which Apple also adheres.