Sales of the iPhone 12 suspended in France
Vita gazette – The sale of the iPhone 12 has been suspended in France. The French National Frequency Agency (Anfr) communicated the decision to withdraw this smartphone model from the market because it emits too many electromagnetic waves compared to those permitted by European standards.
The authorities across the Alps have ordered Apple to stop sales of the devices because they emit too much radiation. The news came yesterday, the same day Apple unveiled its new iPhone 15 lineup. After a dispute with European regulators, it was the first to feature a universal charging port in place of its unique “Lightning” ports.
The decision to suspend the iPhone 12 came after tests carried out by Anfr, the French agency that regulates radio frequencies, found that the model emits more electromagnetic waves capable of being absorbed by the body than those allowed. The agency specified that it had “ordered Apple to withdraw the iPhone 12 from the French market starting September 12 due to exceeding the limit” of electromagnetic absorption and invited the company to repair existing phones. The accredited laboratories have found an absorption of electromagnetic energy by the body equal to 5.74 watts per kilogram during simulated tests when the phone was held in the hand or the pocket. The European standard provides a specific absorption rate of 4.0 Watts per kilogram in these tests. However, tests measuring electromagnetic radiation absorbed at a distance of five centimetres met the limit of 2.0 watts per kilogram.