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Apple will release software update to address iPhone 12

What To Know

  • Coincidentally, Apple decided to discontinue the iPhone 12 on the same Tuesday when they launched the iPhone 15.
  • Apple conveyed in a statement to Reuters, “We plan to release a software update for users in France, aligning with the protocol mandated by French regulators.
  • ” Apple clarified that the elevated SAR levels associated with the iPhone are not a safety concern but rather pertain to a “specific testing protocol.
  • The timeline for the update’s release remains uncertain, whether it will be integrated into iOS 16 or the upcoming iOS 17, set to debut on phones next Monday.

The iPhone 12, which Apple ceased selling this week, has surprisingly garnered significant attention despite its three-year age. French authorities, on Tuesday, issued a directive to halt the sale of the iPhone 12, citing concerns regarding elevated radio frequency radiation levels.

In response, Apple has announced its intention to release a software update to rectify this matter. Earlier this week, the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR) instructed Apple to cease iPhone 12 sales after discovering that the phone’s Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) exceeded permissible limits. They even hinted at the possibility of a complete recall if Apple did not comply with the directive.

Coincidentally, Apple decided to discontinue the iPhone 12 on the same Tuesday when they launched the iPhone 15. Nonetheless, iPhone 12 models are still available for purchase both in physical stores and online, including refurbished variants.

Apple conveyed in a statement to Reuters, “We plan to release a software update for users in France, aligning with the protocol mandated by French regulators. We anticipate that the iPhone 12 will continue to be accessible in France.” Apple clarified that the elevated SAR levels associated with the iPhone are not a safety concern but rather pertain to a “specific testing protocol.”

The timeline for the update’s release remains uncertain, whether it will be integrated into iOS 16 or the upcoming iOS 17, set to debut on phones next Monday. France has previously prohibited over 40 phones due to SAR levels, marking the first instance of an Apple device being flagged in this regard.