On September 29, the day the iPhone 15 series was released, France suddenly announced that the iPhone 12 could not be sold in the country, on the grounds that the iPhone 12 exceeded the legal range of local radio frequency exposure.
According to the latest reports, two days ago, Apple submitted an iPhone 12 software update to the French government, which has been approved and is expected to be pushed in the near future to solve the problem of excessive radiation.
France's radiation regulator, the National Agency for Frequencies (ANFR), tested the iPhone 12 and said it exceeded the country's specific absorption rate (SAR) for RF exposure.
The problem of heat generated by electromagnetic waves in mobile phones is usually expressed by the SAR value, that is, the energy absorption ratio of electromagnetic waves.The greater the SAR value, the greater the impact on the human body. The standard in the United States is 1.6W/Kg, while in Europe it is 2.0W/kg.
Apple has previously maintained that the iPhone 12 has been certified by multiple international bodies and confirmed to be in compliance with all applicable SAR regulations and standards worldwide, and said it would comply with the French standard through software restrictions.