Following France’s actions against Apple, specifically the iPhone 12, Belgium and Italy have called for a review of the model’s potential health risks to owners.
Belgium has asked Apple to update iPhone 12 software across the EU, after France temporarily stopped its sales due to radiation exposure breaches.
Reportedly, Italy plans a similar request.
Both Apple and French officials have stressed that there is no public health risk from radiation emissions.
Belgium’s state secretary for digitalisation Mathieu Michel said that although the IBPT regulator is currently conducting a review, initial findings have been “reassuring.”
Hence, there is no requirement for a recall of the phone in the country.
Italy to follow?
Economic Times reported that Italy also plans to request Apple to release a software update for iPhone 12 users within the country.
This follows Apple’s offer to implement similar adjustments in France, aimed at resolving a dispute with regulators regarding the matter.
In response to France’s actions, Apple agreed to a software update.
“This is related to a specific testing protocol used by French regulators and not a safety concern,” Apple stated in a statement, mentioning that the device complied with rules on emissions all around the world.
“We will issue a software update for users in France to accommodate the protocol used by French regulators,” it added.
Two-week time frame
Barrot gave it two weeks to deliver the updates.
He stated that the ANFR, the testing agency in charge, would promptly evaluate the update, and he would subsequently determine whether to lift the sales ban.