PARIS — French authorities have temporarily halted the sale of Apple’s iPhone 12 after the National Frequency Agency (NFA) flagged its electromagnetic radiation levels as surpassing EU standards.
Released in late 2020, the iPhone 12 faced scrutiny when it didn’t pass one of the two radiation absorption tests, showing 5.74 watts per kilogram against the 4-watt EU benchmark.
Apple counters these claims, stating its product meets global radiation standards. Notably, the NFA’s testing methods are under debate, as they don’t mimic real-world phone use. While the WHO labels cellphones as “possible” carcinogens, no concrete link to health issues has been confirmed.