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22 September 2014

iPhone 6 SAR Nearly Exceeds Legal Radiation Limits for Simultaneous Rating

iPhone 6 SAR Nearly Exceeds Legal Radiation Limits for Simultaneous Rating

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is bigger, but bigger is absolutely no excuse for radiation exposure levels that are only .01 under the FCC’s legal limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg).

It’s easy to dismiss Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus as merely catching up to Android in size, but Apple is still nowhere near catching up with regards to cell phone radiation safety. The new CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, holds the same position on cell phone radiation as did the late Steve Jobs who remained in denial through to his last breath.

It’s a well known fact that the genius behind the iPhone, Steve Jobs himself, made it clear he was ” Not Interested” in having an app in the Apple app store which alerted iPhone users of excessive exposure to potentially cancer causing cell phone radiation. The company named Tawkon developed an application to measure the amount of radiation coming from your iPhone. Jobs wanted no part of it, in a twist of irony, it was cancer that took Steve Jobs from this world; he may have been a genius in many ways, but not in cancer prevention. Click here to read the email exchange between Jobs’ and Tawkon.

Contrary to reality, Apple wants consumers to believe the new iPhone 6 Plus is a device that can improve your health. The newest iPhones offer a variety of new features including Health Kit software to power fitness apps on what could be Apple’s highest radiation cell phones to date.

According to Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, “the minimum separation distance that the iPhone 6 should be kept from the body is approximately two-tenths of an inch (i.e., 5 millimeters)”. This minimum distance from the iPhone is important because if the iPhone is closer — you may exceed the FCC’s safe levels of microwave radiation absorption.

Like most cell phones, both new iPhone 6 models have several transmitters that can simultaneously emit microwave radiation, which include GPS, Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radiation. When all these transmitters are turned on, the iPhone 6 SAR value is 1.58 W/kg and for the iPhone 6 Plus SAR it’s 1.59 W/kg. These levels are very close to the legal limit which is 1.60 W/kg. To reduce exposure to microwave radiation, you can turn off any transmitters not in use and when possible use airport mode if carring your iPhone in your pocket without proper RF Safe radiation shielding between the device and body.

For both Apple iPhone 6 models, the SAR level for the head is 1.18 W/kg. The SAR level when positioned 5mm from the body is 1.18 W/kg for the iPhone 6 and 1.19 W/kg for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Moskowitz says “To ensure that the cell phone does not exceed the legal limit, consumers should never keep their cell phone in their pockets or next to their skin. The cell phone is not tested directly against the body because most cell phones would fail the SAR test as the radiation absorption increases dramatically when the cell phone is close to the body.”


For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900V made for Verizon has an FCC measured SAR of only 0.35 W/kg(watts per kilogram). while an Apple iPhone 6 Plus exposes a user’s head to a whopping 1.19 W/kg.

Seems rotten of Apple that an iPhone exposes a user to 340% more potentially harmful RF radiation. The most capitalized and most successful technology company in the world can’t compete with Samsung to build a lower radiation iPhone; but they could if they wanted to!

Phone Fact: Samsung sells 12 of the 20 lowest radiation cell phones, Apple sells none!

Apple iPhone (SAR) Specific Absorption Rate [View original article]

(iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus)


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