Apple Will Release Software Update To Fix iPhone 12 Radiation Issue

- Updated: 18th Sep 2023, 17:02 IST
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    iPhone 12 To Receive A Software Update
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    What Is The iPhone 12 Radiation Issue?

The iPhone 12 launched in 2020 has caused significant controversy in France due to allegations of a radiation leak. Apple has denied these allegations and maintains that all products follow global radiation standards. The company plans to release a software update for the Apple iPhone 12 in France to fix the radiation issue. While the company has discontinued the phone, it is still available for purchase through authorised resellers and retailers.

iPhone 12 To Receive A Software Update

iPhone 12 Radiation Issue

Apple plans to release a new software update to fix the electromagnetic emissions in the iPhone 12 model. France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has raised concerns that the device exceeds the permitted Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) values. This value measures the rate at which the human body can absorb the radiation emitted from a device.

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What Is The iPhone 12 Radiation Issue?

France tested over 141 mobile phones for radiation. It found that the electromagnetic energy absorption emitted by the iPhone 14 is 5.74 watts per kilogram. This is way higher than the EU’s 4 watts per kilogram standard. The French watchdog announced that Apple had failed to meet the radiation regulation levels and banned the smartphone’s sale. It urged the Cupertino giant to release a fix to address this issue immediately.

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Moreover, other European countries like Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands are also investigating the issue and have asked Apple to issue a software update. While it is unclear how the software update will do, it will try to reduce the emission levels on the iPhone 12. The company has instructed all its employees not to comment on the radiation issue and to perform a safety check on all products before they go on sale.

Apple discontinued the iPhone 12 after the radiation issue emerged and stopped manufacturing the device. However, the phone will be available for sale until the stock lasts, and the iPhone 12 will still receive software updates.

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Highlights of the Story

  • Apple is planning to release a new software update to fix the radiation issue in the iPhone 12
  • The company found itself embroiled in a controversy after French agencies found the device exceeded radiation levels.
  • Apple claims all its products are safe to use and denies these allegations.