Apple will issue software update for iPhone 12 over radiation worries

For many people, the iPhone 12 effectively disappeared from the market on Tuesday, when Apple introduced iPhone 15 models and stopped selling the 12, first released in October 2020. In Europe, however, the iPhone 12 remains a notable device, as a number of countries are following France’s lead in looking into the device’s electromagnetic profile.

iPhone 12: Fade away, and radiate?

The French agency claimed the iPhone 12 failed one of two types of tests for radiation. According to the agency s tatement, the device exceeded the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value with a 5.74 W/kg compared to the regulatory ceiling of 4W/kg. The results imply the device generates too much radiation when in your hand or pocket.