iPhone 12 Banned from Sale in France Due to Non-Compliance

On September 12, 2023, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) requested the temporary withdrawal of the iPhone 12 from the French market. According to ANFR, the iPhone 12 emits 5.74 watts per kilogram (W/kg) when in contact with the body. However, the regulatory limit is set at 4 W/kg.

As a result, sworn agents of ANFR have been instructed to ensure that the iPhone 12 is no longer available for sale or in distribution channels in France.

ANFR is also preparing to notify all European Union member states - as reported by Le Parisien during an interview with the Minister of Telecommunications. However, according to Jean-Noël Barrot, bringing the iPhone 12 into compliance may involve a simple update, according to Les Echos.

Apple now has 15 days to address the issue, or else they may have to recall all their devices within the territory.

Update as of 09/15: Apple announces an upcoming update for the iPhone 12 to comply with European standards.

iPhone 12 Banned from Sale in France Due to Non-Compliance
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