France's radiation watchdog has leaked the impending release of iOS 17.1 by October 24, with fixes that will end the iPhone 12 radio frequency exposure controversy and potential recall threat.
A support document by Apple details how France's iPhone 12 radio power testing differed greatly from international standards, which will lead to the iOS 17.1 update cutting power to the model's modem.
Apple's iOS update meant to appease France over alleged radiation issues with the iPhone 12 has been approved, so the ban on sales will be lifted.
As it said it would, Apple has developed an update to turn down the strength of the radio on the cellular modem on the iPhone 12, and has now submitted it to the French government for analysis.
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To avoid a recall of all the iPhone 12 units sold in France, Apple has announced that it will address concerns over radiation exposure limits with an update.
France is threatening a recall of all iPhone 12 models due to concerns over radio frequency exposure, and Apple has instructed staff control messaging on the matter.
Belgium has joined the list of countries reviewing potential health risks associated with iPhone 12 radio power levels, following concerns expressed by French regulators.
As expected, Apple has refuted French ministry claims that the iPhone 12 exceeds legal limits for radio frequency exposure, and will fight the sales ban.