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The mobile giant Apple was asked to halt selling the iPhone 12 in France temporarily by NFA (National Frequency Agency), the French watchdog, on Tuesday, September 12. The European Union has set up a safety limit for Specific Absorption Rates, They have been thoroughly examined and the report says that there is an increasing risk of specific cancer types if the values get elevated by any chance.

The agency has found the Apple product exceeds the permitted limit of electromagnetic waves. The agency tested more than 100 mobile phones and came to the decision, said to Apple in a statement on Tuesday, ‘implement all available means to rapidly fix this malfunction.’

The ANFR stated, that it ‘ordered Apple to remove the iPhone 12 from the French market from September 12 due to the model exceeding the limit’ for body’s electromagnetic absorption. Further added, ‘to deploy all available means to put an end to the non-compliance. Failure to act will result in the recall of equipment that has already been made available to consumers.’

Furthermore, they also shared in a statement on their website, ‘Concerning phones already sold, Apple must in the briefest of delays take corrective measures to bring the affected phones into compliance,’ continued, ‘Otherwise, Apple will have to recall them.’

According to ANFR, the tests that calculate the radiation of electromagnet mopped up at a distance of five centimeters with a boundary of 2.0 watts per kg.

Moreover, shared that the licensed labs found electromagnetic absorption energy at 5.74 watts/kg by the body when the phone is being carried in hand or pocket.

However, Apple said it had provided several Apple and independent third-party lab results as proof of its consent.

Jean-Noel Barrot, digital minister of France shared the reason behind the decision was due to high radiation levels. He also mentioned that the iPhone’s absorption rate (SAR) was more than it is legal.

He stated, ‘Apple is expected to respond within two weeks,’ Continued adding, ‘If they fail to do so, I am prepared to order a recall of all iPhone 12 in circulation. The rule is the same for everyone, including the digital giants.’


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According to the ANFR, ‘Apple must immediately take all measures to prevent the affected phones present in the supply chain from being made available,” ANFR said Tuesday. “For phones already sold, Apple must take corrective action as soon as possible to bring the affected phones into compliance. Otherwise, it will be up to Apple to recall them.’

However, The World Health Organization has stated on its website, that ‘no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use’.

Apple did not have an instant comment when it was questioned by AFP. The announcement by ANFR arrived on the release day of Apple’s latest iPhone 15 which faced the discontinuation of the iPhone 12 series which also states the fact that banning any product will not leave any strong impact on sales of Apple’s phone.

The EU demands that every phone and other little device must work with USB-C charging cables, stating that this move will save money for consumers and decrease wastage. However, Apple’s vice president, Kaiann Drance said at the launch event of iPhone15, ‘USB-C has become a universally accepted standard. So we’re bringing USB-C to iPhone15,’

Avi Greengart shared, ‘Apple needed to deliver more than just minor updates to get people excited about buying new products, I think they delivered on that with lots of updates, some of them not so minor.’

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