iPhone 12 Banned in France Over Radiation Levels

by | Sep 14, 2023 | PetaPixel

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Cross-posted from petapixel.com [by Jeremy Gray]

A French governmental agency in charge of managing wireless communications frequencies has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 12 after determining that the smartphone emits electromagnetic radiation levels above European Union standards.

As AP reports, it is not immediately clear why the iPhone 12, which first hit the market in late 2020, is the only iPhone model to have failed to meet radiation standards.

Users concerned about adverse health effects may not need to worry too much. The French digital minister claims that while the iPhone 12’s radiation levels exceed allowable standards, the emission is still considerably below the threshold scientists generally believe threatens human health.

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