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FCC says iPhones don’t violate radio frequency exposure rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says recent tests of mobile devices like the iPhone and Galaxy didn’t violate agency rules on maximum radio frequency exposure levels, according to Bloomberg.

In August, the Chicago Tribune claimed that its own testing found excess levels of radio frequency levels in these devices. The article said radio frequency radiation exposure from the iPhone 7 — one of the most popular smartphones ever sold — measured over the legal safety limit and more than double what Apple reported to federal regulators from its own testing.

The FCC’s retest included smartphones from Apple and Samsung, as well as others purchased by the independent agency. All of the devices tested were under the maximum legal limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram or less, over 1 gram of tissue that is absorbing the most signal. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.