iOS 17.1 will arrive by October 24, consists of SAR repair for iPhone 12 in France


The saga of the iPhone 12‘s excessive SAR values in France is nearly concluded. The replace that can repair the excessive SAR values on the iPhone 12 in France might be launched by Apple “by October 24” to all French iPhone customers, in keeping with France’s ANFR, the nationwide regulator of frequencies.

That replace, by the best way, is iOS 17.1, in keeping with the data Apple itself shared not too long ago. It is secure to imagine that it’s going to, like all different iOS updates, exit globally on the identical day.

iOS 17.1 will arrive by October 24, includes SAR fix for iPhone 12 in France

To recount the saga in short: first, France banned iPhone 12 gross sales within the nation over excessive SAR values discovered by ANFR. Then, Apple promised it will subject a software program repair. On the finish of final month, the replace was accepted by the French authorities. Immediately, those self same authorities have introduced the discharge date.

And so, after October 24, the iPhone 12’s excessive SAR values will hopefully not be a difficulty anymore. There may be, nonetheless an unlucky flip aspect to all this. The explanation the excessive SAR values had been registered was, in keeping with Apple, an off-body detection operate in iOS.

This detects when the cellphone is not held on the physique, and in that situation it will increase transmit energy. Now, this might be disabled in France, which can imply that the iPhones in query might have worse knowledge connectivity in edge protection areas.

Except for this, iOS 17.1 additionally brings a favorites system for Apple Music, assist for AirDrop over the web, new choices for financial institution and card balances within the Pockets app, a Dynamic Island flashlight indicator, assist for the Nintendo Change N64 Controller, enhancements for Picture Shuffle on the lock display, and a few Motion Button options (like Digicam, Flashlight, Voice Memo, Focus, and Magnifier) might be disabled whereas the iPhone is in your pocket.

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