France Claims iPhone 12 Emits High Radiation

France Claims iPhone 12 Emits With High Radiation

France had requested that Apple cease selling the iPhone 12 there because it was emitting far more radiation than was permitted by law. Apple, on the other hand, defended its merchandise and insisted that everything was within reason.

The iPhone 12 was released in 2020 and received positive reviews from both users and critics. The smartphone is currently in the news, though, because it is allegedly emitting more radiation than is allowed. According to a Reuters report, French authorities even warned Apple to stop promoting the iPhone 12 in the nation or risk recalling any units that had already been distributed to customers. The tech giant, however, has refuted these claims and asserts that everything is in order and that the iPhone 12 has received certification from a number of international organizations.


France claims the iPhone 12 emits a lot of radiation.

According to the Reuters report, Apple defended its product on Wednesday after France demanded that it stop selling the iPhone 12 there because it “breaches European Union radiation exposure limits.” Following this, Europe began to consider a ban on the iPhone 12 as the German network regulator, BNetz, suggested taking similar action. According to reports, BNetz was in touch with French authorities. On the other hand, the OCU consumer group in Spain urged officials to halt sales of the iPhone 12.


In response, Apple issued a statement claiming that the iPhone 12 had received certification from numerous international organizations as meeting all radiation standards. The business also stated that it has provided numerous lab reports from both Apple and outside parties that demonstrate the phone complies with international radiation standards.

According to the WHO, no “adverse health effects have so far been established as being caused by mobile phone use,” the report continued, adding that researchers have been studying the health risks associated with using mobile phones for the past 20 years.


Professor Rodney Croft, the head of the organization that establishes international standards for SAR limits (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, or ICNIRP), also told Reuters that no one was at risk from phone radiation. Furthermore, the regulatory limits for SAR have been set 10 times below the point at which scientists discovered evidence of harm.

Why then did the French authorities discover that the iPhone 12 was emitting more radiation than was allowed? The fact that the French test was conducted using a different methodology than Apple’s could be one reason.



According to Professor Croft, the French results could be different because the French watchdog that regulates radio frequencies, the ANFR, assesses radiation using a method that assumes direct skin contact, without any layers, between the device and the user. A representative of the French government added that their test was carried out differently from how Apple did.