Apple updates iPhone 12 software to address France’s radiation testing requirements

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Apple has mentioned it deliberate to adjust to France’s radiation testing requirements by rolling out an replace that can cease the iPhone 12 from utilizing extra energy when the system is in touch with static surfaces.

Apple has disputed the findings of French regulators who mentioned that the iPhone 12, which has been in the marketplace for 3 years, gave off greater than permissible quantities of radiation and halted gross sales of the system.

On Tuesday, Apple gave its fullest clarification but of the discrepancy between France’s findings and people in different international locations the place the iPhone 12 has been authorized on the market.

In an article posted on its web site, Apple mentioned for greater than a decade, iPhones have included sensors that enable the telephone to detect when it’s close to a person’s physique to maintain transmission energy at decrease ranges. When the telephone shouldn’t be close to a physique – equivalent to when it’s laid on a desk – the system makes use of barely greater ranges of transmission energy.

Apple mentioned the testing protocol utilized by L’Agence Nationale des Frequences didn’t take this characteristic into consideration. The firm issued a software replace that can turn out to be broadly accessible to customers in France this month that turns off the body-detection know-how, maintaining the telephone at decrease transmission energy ranges always.

In an announcement, Apple mentioned the iPhone 12 continues to be secure to use even with out the software replace.

“We need all iPhone 12 customers to know that iPhone 12 is secure to use and all the time has been. IPhone 12 was licensed to meet relevant worldwide vitality transmission rules and requirements when it first shipped in 2020 and no adjustments have been made since then that may have an effect on vitality transmission,” Apple mentioned within the assertion.

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