During the Wonderlust event, Apple presented the new iPhone 15 family. The new flagships contain all the most cutting-edge technologies and software innovations created by the Californian manufacturer.
However, the joy of the launch of new Apple devices did not last long. In fact, in these hours news has arrived from France that we need to pay attention to. The spotlight is on the iPhone 12 and the level of radiation emitted from these terminals.
According to the French government’s radiation control body, the ANFR, the iPhone 12 would exceed the permitted limit of radio wave emissions. For this reason, the sale of the devices has been suspended indefinitely.
The French Government has blocked the marketing of the Apple iPhone 12 due to the high level of SAR values
The overcoming of limit of the specific absorption rate (HRH) could cause potential health problems for users. According to what French experts found, iPhone 12 and 12 Pro output up to 1.5 watts per kilogram of short-distance radio waves. This value exceeds the limit of 1 watt per kilogram set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
For this reason, Apple was forced by the French Government to intervene directly. Device sales will be able to resume as soon as levels return to acceptable values. To achieve this result, Apple will have to release software updates for devices already in circulation. If this type of intervention does not give the desired results, it will be necessary to carry out a recall of all devices sold.
Apple said that its devices meet all safety standards and that it will therefore appeal France’s decision. All that remains is to wait for further developments.