Apple will reduce radio emissions to continue selling its smartphone in France

iPhone 12 review

Apple had no choice: the firm will deploy an update on its iPhone 12 to reduce their radio emissions. At the start of the week, the ANFR ordered the manufacturer to stop selling its smartphone in France after having raised levels above the authorized limits.


This Tuesday, September 12, Apple’s annual party – understand its presentation keynote for the iPhone 15 – was slightly spoiled by a surprise announcement from the National Frequency Agency (ANFR). The regulator has in fact ordered the Apple brand to immediately stop marketing its iPhone 12. The reason? Wave emissions above the limit defined by the authorities.

If Apple’s priority is certainly towards its more recent models, we obviously expected that the firm would not abandon its smartphones. Furthermore, as Jean-Noël Barrot, minister responsible for digital transition, then pointed out, a simple software update would be enough to resolve the problem. Precisely, the manufacturer did not need to be asked.

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Apple will resume sales of the iPhone 12 in France, phew

Indeed, according to AFP, “Apple will update the iPhone 12 to comply with the rules European”. No information on the arrival date of this update, but we can bet that it should not take long. As a reminder, the ANFR gave the Cupertino company 15 days to resolve the issue of its smartphones.

Also remember that if you still have an iPhone 12, the dangers to your health are relatively less. The smartphone only slightly exceeds the threshold imposed by European regulations, itself set at a very low limit. The future update should therefore not suddenly change the way the device works.

However, since it is necessary to reduce wave emissions, Apple risks being forced to restrict its iPhone 12. It is therefore better to expect a lower 5G speed, as well as a more capricious network signal than usual, although the difference with current smartphone performance will most likely be minimal.