Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event in Cupertino, California, the United States, Sept. 12, 2023. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)
Apple has provided ANFR representatives multiple Apple and independent third-party lab results proving its compliance.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — Apple on Wednesday disputed the findings of France’s regulator claiming iPhone 12 emits electromagnetic radiation above standard for exposure.
The discontinued smartphone, which was first released in 2020, has a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) that is above the European Union standard of 4 watts per kilogram, according to France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
Corrective updates to iPhone 12 should be made, or Apple will have to recall phones, ANFR said on Tuesday.
Apple said in a statement sent to Xinhua upon inquiry that the company “contests the results of the review made by ANFR and will continue to engage with the authority to show it is compliant.”
The company argued that iPhone 12 is certified by multiple international bodies and recognized as compliant with all applicable SAR regulations and standards in the world.
“Apple has provided ANFR representatives multiple Apple and independent third-party lab results proving its compliance,” it noted.
The ANFR tested 141 phones and found that iPhone 12 was more than 40 percent above the legal limit for SAR, according to the report. ■