UPDATE 11/03/2017: iPhone X SAR Levels have finally been released! Click hereIf you have been searching for the latest iPhone X SAR (Specific absorption rate) levels, you can stop searching now. The iPhone X has not been authorized by the FCC yet as of 10/11/2017 according to Apple’s website.
The new iPhone X has not been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), unlike Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models which were unveiled weeks ago.
This is probably the only thing about the iPhone X that Apple has been able to keep a secret, but still, leaves a mystery for those that have concerns about radiation exposure before pre-ordering the new iPhone X smartphone.
The fine print at the bottom of the iPhone X webpage on Apple’s website reads:
iPhone X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased until authorization is obtained.
The Cupertino company must obtain an authorization from the FCC for RF radiation safety to sell iPhone X in the United States if they plan to start taking pre-orders for iPhone X on October 27 with a starting price of $999. The device is scheduled to land on store shelves on November 3.
Which model numbers for corresponding network technologies are readily available tho.
Applicable Networks for Apple iPhone X Model A1865: Known as CDMA Model
United States: C Spire, Sprint Wireless, US Cellular, Verizon
U.S. Virgin Islands: Sprint Wireless
Australia: Optus, Telstra, Virgin, Vodafone
China: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom
Hong Kong: 1O1O and CSL, China Mobile Hong Kong, SmarTone
New Zealand: 2degrees, Spark, Vodafone
Puerto Rico: Open Mobile, Sprint Wireless
Applicable Networks for iPhone X Model A1901: Known as GSM Model
United States: AT&T, T-Mobile USA
Austria: 3, A1, T-Mobile, tele.ring
Belgium: BASE, Mobistar, Proximus, Telenet
Canada: Bell, Cityfone, eastlink, Fido, Koodo, MTS (Canada), PC Mobile, Rogers, Sasktel, TbayTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile
Denmark: 3, TDC, Telenor, Telia
Finland: DNA, Elisa, Saunalahti, Sonera
France: Bouygues, Free Mobile, La Poste Mobile, NRJ Mobile, Orange, SFR, Virgin Mobile
Germany: 1&1, O2, Telekom, Vodafone
Ireland: 3, Meteor, Vodafone
Italy: 3, TIM, Vodafone
Luxembourg: Orange, Post Telecom, Tango Mobile
Mexico: AT&T, Movistar, Oui, Telcel
Netherlands: KPN, T-Mobile, Tele2, Vodafone
Norway: Telenor, Telia
Portugal: MEO, NOS, Vodafone
Puerto Rico: AT&T, Claro, T-Mobile USA
Singapore: M1, Singtel, StarHub
Spain: Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Yoigo
Sweden: 3, Tele2, Telenor, Telia
Switzerland: Salt, Sunrise, Swisscom, UPC, Wingo
U.S. Virgin Islands: AT&T
United Arab Emirates: du, Etisalat
United Kingdom: 3, BT, Everything Everywhere, Giffgaff, O2, Sky, Virgin Mobile UK, Vodafone
Below iPhone X SAR Data Updated 11/05/2017
iPhone X finally authorized by the FCC!
The iPhone X Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements have finally been updated by Apple on its official website, and the message displayed pertaining to non-approval for FCC SAR compliance has been removed.
Apple waited until last minute to inform the public on thermal simulations representing how much microwave radiation is absorbed into your body and converted into heat. SAR levels are important safety indicator that informs an iPhone X user how much radio frequency radiation their body is absorbing when the 10th anniversary iPhone users’ phone is operating at maximum RF power levels 5 mm away from your body. RF Safe needs to be on record that SAR testing is not an adequate testing measure to ensure your safety from exposure to RF Radiation — as MANY studies do support non-thermal hazards to microwave exposure.
The SAR values listed below are for the spectrum licensed to cell phone carriers (i.e., PCE). Apple lists slightly higher values on its website for the head and body which represent cell phone communications using unlicensed spectrum (i.e., NII). Note that Apple does not report on its website the SARs in hotspot mode or for simultaneous transmission of cellular and Wi-Fi.
It is VERY important to note the minimum separation distance for body-worn testing is 5 mm (about two-tenths of an inch). You must at all times have this amount of distance between your body and phone when in operation to comply with regulatory safety values below!
The SAR for the iPhone X USA Models A1865 and A1903: FCC ID BCG-E3175A
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Well at last, according to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the iPhone XModel FCC ID BCG-E3161A (GSM and CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.08 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 1.08 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.39 w/kg at the head, 1.56 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.56 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.
The SAR for the iPhone X USA Model A1901: FCC ID BCG-E3175A
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iPhone X SAR level (GSM, no CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.07 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.41 w/kg at the head, 1.59 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.59 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.
The SAR for the iPhone X Model A1902: FCC ID BCG-E3176A
iPhone X SAR level for cellular transmission is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.48 w/kg at the head, 1.59 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.59 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.
Applicable Networks for iPhone 8 Model A1902:
Japan: au, NTT DOCOMO, SoftBank
The iPhone X A1902 is the exclusive edition for the Japan market. It covers some LTE bands used only in the country (band 11 for au and SoftBank, band 21 for Docomo, and band 42 for all of these carriers);
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