According to Reuters, Apple said today that it will release a software update for iPhone 12 mobile phone users in France to address radiation issues raised by the country’s regulatory agencies.
Apple said in a statement that it will release software updates for iPhone 12 users in France to adapt to the protocols used by French regulators and that Apple looks forward to continuing to sell iPhone 12 in the French market. “This is related to the specific testing protocols used by French regulators and not a safety issue,” the company added.
In response, French regulator ANFR said it would test software updates provided by Apple. The ANFR will cancel the order to withdraw from the market if it has an impact on the electromagnetic waves emitted by the device, making this model (iPhone 12) comply with the European standards applicable in France.
The French Deputy Minister of Digital Economy Barrot said on Tuesday that Apple must stop selling its iPhone 12 mobile phone in France because the radiation level of the phone exceeds the legal limit.
Barrow said that the French radiation monitoring agency ANFR notified Apple after testing the iPhone 12 and found that the phone’s specific absorption rate (SAR) was slightly higher than the legal limit.
Barrow said a software update would be enough to fix the radiation issues with the phone, which has been on sale since 2020. “Apple has two weeks to respond. If they don’t, I’m prepared to order a recall of all iPhone 12s in circulation. The rules are the same for everyone, including the digital giants,” he said.
In response, Apple said that the iPhone 12 has been certified by multiple international agencies and has been confirmed to comply with all applicable SAR regulations and standards around the world. The company provided French and French representatives with the results of multiple Apple and independent third-party laboratories. Demonstrate compliance.