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France Reveals That Apple Will Release iOS 17.1 By October 24

France Reveals That Apple Will Release iOS 17.1 By October 24

Posted October 14, 2023 at 11:53pm by iClarified
France has revealed that Apple will release iOS 17.1 by October 24, 2023.

Last month, the national frequency agency (ANFR) in France, demanded that Apple remove the iPhone 12 from sale after determining that its radiation levels were too high.

In a recent support document, Apple explained that the iPhone boosts transmit power when sensors detect it's off-body. France apparently used a testing protocol that does not account for this, leading to concerns that the iPhone 12 emits too much radiation.


With the release of iOS 17.1, now in testing, Apple will no longer boost power when an off-body state is detected for French users. This will ensure the device passes the ANFR's test; however, it could result in a slight reduction of cellular performance.

France has confirmed that iOS 17.1 brings iPhone 12 into compliance with its guidelines and says Apple has committed to release iOS 17.1 by October 24.

Apple has developed a software update and the ANFR has validated it since it effectively brings the localized "member" SAR into compliance with the regulatory limit of 4 W/kg. This update was distributed by Apple to certain voluntary customers over the past few days ("beta testers"). The company has committed to extending this software update to all French iPhone 12 users by October 24 at the latest.

The ban on the marketing of the iPhone 12 will remain in force in France until the effective deployment of this update to the general public.


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France Reveals That Apple Will Release iOS 17.1 By October 24
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