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Apple will update iPhone 12 software in France to resolve radiation issue

Apple said on Friday it will release a software update for iPhone 12 users in France to try to end a dispute with French regulators who ordered the suspension of sales of the phone due to violations of exposure limits. radiation.

“We will issue a software update to users in France to accommodate the protocol used by French regulators. We expect the iPhone 12 to continue to be available in France,” Apple said in a statement.

“This is related to a specific testing protocol used by French regulators and not a safety concern,” he said.

The French government welcomed the measure.

“The ANFR (French regulator) is preparing to quickly test this update,” French Digital Affairs Minister Jean Noel Barrot’s ministry said in a statement, adding that this should bring the model up to European standards and allow France lift the sales suspension.

Apple disputed the French radiation findings, saying the iPhone 12 — now a relatively old model, released in 2020 — has been certified by several international bodies as compliant with global standards.

Belgium said on Thursday (14) that it would analyze the potential health risks associated with Apple’s iPhone 12 following the suspension of sales in France, while others, such as Germany, said they would wait to see how the situation in France would evolve.

Apple’s revenue totaled about $95 billion in Europe last year, making the region the second largest behind the Americas. Some estimates say it sold more than 50 million iPhones last year in Europe.

The North American company, which does not detail sales by country or model, launched the iPhone 15 on Tuesday (12).

See also: Apple launches new iPhone line: what’s new?

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With reporting by Elizabeth Pineau, written by Dominique Vidalon and Ingrid Melander and edited by Tassio Hummel and Mark Potter

Source: CNN Brasil

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