The giant is making adjustments after the suspension of sales in France and the doubts” of Belgium
Apple today announced that it will issue a software update to iPhone 12 users in France to resolve a dispute with the French regulator which ordered the suspension of sales of the mobile phone in the country for violating radiation exposure limits.
“We will issue a software update for users in France to cover the protocol used by the French regulator. We expect iPhone 12 to continue to be available in France,” Apple said in a statement.
However, the company continued to dispute the French radiation findings, arguing that the iPhone has been certified by several international organizations as meeting global standards.
The French government welcomed the move and said the software update will be tested quickly and is expected to allow sales of this relatively old model, which was launched in 2020, to resume.
The Belgiumwhich announced it will review potential health risks associated with the iPhone 12 after France suspended its sales, also welcomed the movebut said it will continue its own review of the phone and other models.
Industry experts say there have been no safety risks because the limits, set by regulators for the risk of burns or heart attacks from phone radiation, are set far below the levels that scientists have found to cause damage.
“I suspect the whole episode will be quickly forgotten,” says Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight, noting that the iPhone 12 is an old model.
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