The ANFR French regulatory agency visited Apple Stores in France to make sure that they weren’t being sold in the country
The iPhone 12, according to the ANFR, had an SAR rate of 5.74 watts per kilogram during tests at a distance of 5 millimeters simulating the exposure an iPhone 12 series user might expect to face with the phone in his/her pocket or his/her hands. The legal limit in the EU is 4.0 watts per kilogram. At a greater distance that replicates the exposure to an iPhone 12 owner with the phone in a jacket pocket or a bag, the iPhone 12 line’s radiation release is within legal limits.
Today, Apple responded by stating that the iPhone 12 series was certified by multiple international bodies and was deemed compliant with global radiation standards. The company also said that it had turned over to ANFR copies of multiple tests done by Apple and third parties proving that the iPhone 12 series complies with all SAR regulations and standards throughout the world.
Apple said that it is contesting the ANFR’s review and will continue to speak with the Agency to show that the phones are compliant.
Source: Phone Arena