iPhone 12 disaster gets even uglier as two more countries investigate radiation levels

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via forbes:

At least two more European countries have requested examinations of Apple products—or suggested they be removed from shelves—after French regulators pulled some products, including the iPhone 12, from the market over the levels of electromagnetic wave emission, which Apple maintains is within the legal limits.

Key Takeaways
  • German regulators told Reuters on Thursday they are looking into examining the absorption rate (SAR) of electromagnetic waves emitted by the iPhone 12.
  • Belgian’s secretary of state for digitalization, Mathieu Michel, asked the Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), the regulatory body of the electronic communications market, to analyze all Apple devices for “potential dangerousness” on Wednesday, several outlets report.
  • Spain’s Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU), a consumer group, is reportedly requesting authorities follow France in halting iPhone 12 sales.
  • Forbes reached out to the BIPT and Spain’s OCU and the Directorate for Telecommunications of the Spanish Commission for the Markets and Competition for comment.
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Additional info:

iPhone 12 (released in 2020) sales are now banned in France. (1) Canada found that the radiation levels are within the limits (2).

Why it could be nothing or something:

France’s junior minister for the digital economy, Jean-Noel Barrot, said a software update would be sufficient to fix the radiation issues.

“Apple is expected to respond within two weeks”, he told daily Le Parisien in an interview on Tuesday, adding: “If they fail to do so, I am prepared to order a recall of all iPhones 12 in circulation. The rule is the same for everyone, including the digital giants.”


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And a surprising fact: In 2022, 2 years post launch, the iPhone 12 was still the 6th best selling phone. (Source)



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