Apple denies concerns over iPhone 12’s high radiofrequency.

Apple denies concerns over iPhone 12's high radiofrequency.

Apple Faces Controversy over iPhone 12’s Radiation Levels

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In a classic case of David versus Goliath, Apple finds itself contesting allegations made by the National Frequency Agency in France (ANFR) regarding the iPhone 12’s specific absorption rate (SAR) levels. The agency, responsible for managing France’s radio frequencies and monitoring radio equipment, claims that the iPhone 12 exceeds European SAR limits. As a result, they have asked Apple to temporarily halt the sale of this popular smartphone model.

The SAR values in question relate to human exposure to electromagnetic waves when the iPhone 12 is in contact with the body, such as when held in a hand or placed in a pants pocket. ANFR’s testing revealed that the iPhone 12 doesn’t currently comply with European regulations for SAR values in these scenarios. However, when the device is carried at a greater distance from the body, like in coat pockets or bags, the SAR values were found to be compliant.

ANFR’s statement leaves Apple with a clear directive – take immediate action to prevent affected phones in the supply chain from being made available and recall any phones already sold that do not meet the SAR regulations. Failure to do so will result in Apple bearing the responsibility for resolving the issue.

Amidst this controversy, Apple has chosen to remain silent. However, the tech giant did provide ANFR with internal and independent iPhone 12 lab test results, claiming compliance with SAR regulations. This move signals Apple’s commitment to address and resolve the allegations promptly.

While reports suggest that a software update could potentially solve the issue, the French junior minister for the digital economy, Jean-Noel Barrot, reportedly conveyed that a resolution is expected through corrective measures taken by Apple. According to Le Parisien, Barrot believes that Apple will take the necessary steps to rectify the SAR levels and ensure compliance.

This recent episode adds a twist to the already fascinating world of smartphones and technology. Despite Apple’s robust reputation and commitment to excellence, there are occasional hiccups along the way. Nevertheless, it is reassuring to see that they are actively engaging with regulatory bodies and investing in testing procedures to address any concerns.

It remains to be seen how Apple will respond, but one thing is for sure – the world will be watching closely. In the meantime, iPhone 12 users can rest assured knowing that Apple’s aim is to always provide the best and safest smartphone experience possible. As developments unfold, we can hope for a resolution that ensures compliance with SAR regulations, while maintaining the remarkable capabilities that have made the iPhone 12 one of the most sought-after devices on the market.

Disclaimer: This article is based on the information provided by the National Frequency Agency in France (ANFR) and reports from various sources.