Due to the phone’s violation of EU exposure restrictions, France had earlier ordered it to stop selling the device. Read Full Article
Apple revealed on Wednesday that the iPhone 12 model had been certified by numerous foreign agencies as fulfilling all relevant radiation requirements.
After France issued a court order stating that the phone’s sale exceeded exposure restrictions established by the European Union, the sale of the device was put on hold.
Testing revealed that the iPhone 12’s Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), a measurement of the rate at which radiofrequency energy from a piece of equipment is absorbed by the body, was higher than allowed. As a result, the French radiation regulator Agence Nationale des Fréquences ordered Apple on Tuesday to stop selling the device in France.
The ANFR said it would send agents to wholesalers and Apple outlets to make sure the model was no longer available.
The body in charge of managing radio frequencies in France indicated that it anticipated Apple “to deploy all available means to put an end to the non-compliance.” The organization also conducts routine phone testing to gauge how exposed people are to electromagnetic waves.
Additionally, it warned that already-sold iPhone 12s would be recalled if nothing was done.
Apple, however, asserted that it had provided ANFR with several Apple and independent third-party test reports proving its compliance with all regionally and globally applicable SAR laws and regulations.
It announced that it disagreed with the results of AFNR’s investigation and that it would continue collaborating with the company to show its compliance.
According to the AFNR, authorized labs found that the body absorbs electromagnetic energy at a rate of 5.74 watts per kilogram during experiments imitating when the phone is held in the hand or kept in a trouser pocket. The European standard has a specific absorption rate of 4.0 watts per kilogram.
The testing showed that the phone met so-called body-SAR criteria when it was in a jacket pocket or backpack, according to NFR.
A software update, according to Jean-Noel Barrot, France’s junior minister for the digital economy, would be sufficient to fix the phone’s radiation issues. The company has been selling since 2020.
He stated that “Apple is anticipated to respond within two weeks” in an interview on Tuesday. If they don’t, I’m ready to issue a recall for every iPhone 12 that’s now in use. Everyone must follow the same rules, including the big names in technology.