iPhone 12 | Possible iPhone 12 recall in France
Apple is threatening a recall of the iPhone 12 in France due to excessive electromagnetic radiation. To prevent this, a quick update is needed.
But the company disagrees. Because tests showed electromagnetic radiation above the limit values, a French regulatory authority is threatening to recall Apple’s three-year-old iPhone 12.
ANFR (Agence Nationale des Frequences)
The Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR) ordered that devices of the model must be removed from sales channels
Apple has already been informed about this and now has two weeks to respond with an update, said Jean-Noel Barrot, the minister responsible for the digital economy, to the newspaper “Le Parisien.” “If they don’t do that, I’m ready to call back of all iPhones 12 in circulation,” said the politician.
The rule is the same for everyone, including the digital giants.” Apple contradicted the French authorities. The smartphone complies with international limits. Checks by numerous countries have confirmed this.
France wants to make measurements available to EU states. According to the information provided in the laboratory, the ANFR carried out tests for electromagnetic radiation on 141 telephones.
The authority tested the so-called specific absorption rate (SAR). It indicates how much radiation is absorbed by a body and thus heated.
High SAR from cell phones can promote certain types of cancer.
According to medical studies, excessively high SAR from cell phones can promote certain types of cancer.
During the review, it was found that the iPhone 12 exceeded the limit for direct physical contact – for example in the hand or in the pocket.
Instead of the maximum permitted four watts per kilogram, it was 5.74 watts per kilogram. France will make the test results available to the rest of the European Union (EU), Barrot said.
They could make similar decisions to his country. “That could trigger a snowball effect.” The supervisors want to monitor any update from Apple.
However, the iPhone 12 complied with the limit of two watts per kilogram for radiation levels at a distance of five millimeters from the body,
wrote the ANFR. It applies to situations in which a phone is carried in a jacket or bag, for example.
According to EU specifications.
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