Apple To Update iPhone 12 In France To Address Radiation Concerns

The firm said the new update would only apply to users in France, where it said a specific testing protocol existed

Apple To Update iPhone 12 In France To Address Radiation Concerns

Apple will upgrade its iPhone 12 in France following radiation concerns, said the country’s digital minister.

According to Jean-Noel Barrot, Apple will soon release a software update for consumers in the country.

Following the discovery of excessive electromagnetic radiation by a regulator, sales of the iPhone 12 were stopped in France. Apple was ordered to resolve the problem.

The company claimed that consumers in France, where it claimed a special testing methodology existed, would only be affected by the latest version.

The American tech giant claimed the radiation results came from that testing process and were "not a safety concern."

Apple's intentions for the iPhone 12, which was introduced barely three years ago, in other countries are called into doubt by the next upgrade.

Before resuming sales of the iPhone 12, Barrot stated that the radio frequency regulator (ANFR) would test the latest software to ensure compliance.

In the past, the World Health Organisation has worked to assuage concerns about the radiation that mobile phones generate.

It claims on its website that there is insufficient data to draw the conclusion that human exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields is detrimental.

Apple explained the radiation discovery in France as "related to a specific testing protocol used by French regulators and not a safety concern" in a statement to the AFP news agency.

The iPhone 12 met emissions regulations everywhere, according to the statement, but it will "issue a software update for users in France to accommodate the protocol used by French regulators."

The ANFR earlier warned Apple that it would have to recall every iPhone 12 sold in the country if the problem could not be fixed with a software update.

The UK and US have not announced any action following the French ban.