Apple announced that it will release a software update for iPhone 12 users in France to address a dispute with the French regulatory authority, which ordered the suspension of sales of this particular mobile phone in the country due to exceeding radiation exposure limits.
The French government welcomed this move and stated that the software update will be tested quickly, with expectations that sales of this relatively old model, released in 2020, will resume in France.
“We will issue a software update for users in France to comply with the protocol used by the French regulatory authority. We expect the iPhone 12 to continue to be available in France,” Apple stated in its declaration.
However, the company continued to dispute the French findings on radiation, claiming that the iPhone has been certified by many international organizations to comply with global standards.
Industry experts say there have been no safety concerns because the limits set by regulatory authorities regarding the risk of burns or heart attacks from phone radiation are well below levels that scientists have found to be harmful.
“I suspect the whole episode will be forgotten quickly,” says Ben Wood, Chief Analyst at CCS Insight, emphasizing that the iPhone 12 is an older model.