The French Agency for the Regulation of Radio Frequencies (ANFR) has called on Apple to take action. The ANFR determined in tests that the absorption of radiation by the body in these devices is 5.74 watts per kilogram. However, the European standard is 4.0 watts per kilogram of body weight.
“For phones that have already been sold, Apple must take corrective measures as quickly as possible to bring the relevant phones into compliance with the standard,” the regulator said in a statement on its website. “Otherwise Apple will have to recall them.”
Apple itself tells the AFP news agency that it disputes the results. According to the American tech group, several independent analyzes have shown that the iPhones did meet the standards. Yet Apple responds to the regulator’s call. From Wednesday, ANFR employees will check whether the iPhone 12 has indeed disappeared from French stores.