Apple will release iPhone 12 software update in France to address radiation concerns

Apple says it will issue a software update to iPhone 12 owners in France, after regulators ordered sales of the phone to halt over concerns the device violates strict radiation exposure limits.

“We will release a software update to users in France to accommodate the protocol used by French regulators,” Apple says in a statement. Statement for Reuters. “We look forward to the continued availability of iPhone 12 in France.”

French regulators Ban order iPhone 12 models were launched earlier this week after the phone was tested and found that its specific absorption rate (SAR) – the amount of radio frequency absorbed into the body by the device – exceeded European radiation exposure limits. Belgium said it would do so Review of French resultsas Germany, Italy and more countries said they would monitor the situation.

The iPhone 12 first went on sale in late 2020, but French regulator ANFR was Conduct tests On more than 140 phones recently to ensure compliance with radiation standards.

Apple rejected the claims and said: “This is related to a specific testing protocol used by French regulators and is not a safety concern” with the iPhone 12 itself. “The ANFR is preparing to quickly test this update,” says Jean-Noel Barrot, French Minister of Digital Affairs, in a statement to ANFR. Reuters.

Concerns over iPhone 12 radiation levels and the French sales ban emerged on the same day Apple announced the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro phones scheduled to launch on September 22.

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