Apple said on Tuesday it planned to comply with France’s radiation testing requirements by rolling out an update that may stop the iPhone 12 from using more power when the device is involved with static surfaces.
Apple has disputed the findings of French regulators who said that the iPhone 12, which has been available on the market for 3 years, gave off greater than permissible amounts of radiation and halted sales of the device.
On Tuesday, Apple gave its fullest explanation yet of the discrepancy between France’s findings and people in other countries where the iPhone 12 has been approved on the market.
In an article posted on its website, Apple said that for greater than a decade, iPhones have included sensors that allow the phone to detect when it’s near a user’s body to maintain transmission power at lower levels. When the phone shouldn’t be near a body – equivalent to when it’s laid on a table – the device uses barely higher levels of transmission power.
Apple said that the testing protocol utilized by L’Agence Nationale des Frequences didn’t take this feature under consideration. The company issued a software update that may develop into broadly available to users in France this month that turns off the body-detection technology, keeping the phone at lower transmission power levels in any respect times.
In an announcement, Apple said that the iPhone 12 remains to be secure to make use of even without the software update.
“We want all iPhone 12 users to know that iPhone 12 is secure to make use of and all the time has been. IPhone 12 was certified to fulfill applicable worldwide energy transmission regulations and standards when it first shipped in 2020 and no changes have been made since then that may affect energy transmission,” Apple said within the statement.