Despite being a three-year-old phone no longer available for purchase, the iPhone 12 is still making waves in the news. This week, French regulators raised concerns about the high levels of radio frequency radiation emitted by the iPhone 12, prompting Apple to take action by promising a software update to address the issue.
Apple iPhone 12, 64GB, Green - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
The Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR) instructed Apple to halt sales of the iPhone 12 after discovering that the phone’s Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) exceeded allowable limits. They even hinted at the possibility of a complete recall if Apple didn’t comply promptly.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini, 64GB, Black - Unlocked (Renewed)
Interestingly, Apple had already ceased sales of the iPhone 12 earlier this week, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 15. Nevertheless, iPhone 12 units are still available for purchase both in physical stores and online, including refurbished models.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro, 128GB, Graphite - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
In response to these concerns, Apple conveyed to Reuters, “We will release a software update tailored to the protocols specified by French regulators, ensuring the availability of the iPhone 12 in France.” Apple has maintained that the SAR levels of the iPhone 12 do not pose any safety risks and are linked to specific testing protocols.
Apple iPhone 12, 64GB, Blue - Unlocked (Renewed Premium)
The specific release version of this update, whether it arrives with iOS 16 or the forthcoming iOS 17 scheduled for Monday, remains uncertain. It’s noteworthy that France has previously banned over 40 other phones due to SAR levels, marking the first instance of an Apple device coming under such scrutiny in the country.