iPhone 7 / 7+ SAR level and why it really doesn't matter to you. | EMF Radiation Protection & Shielding | Vest Anti Radiation

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ are finally here!

Like everyone else, we at vest are very excited about the new iPhones and can’t wait to get our hands on one.

Of course we don’t want to spoil all the fun, but it is our obligation to talk about the new phones’ radiation levels (SAR).

According to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the iPhone 7 (Model A1660: GSM and CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.10 watts per kilogram (w/kg) next to your head, and 1.14 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.16 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.49 w/kg when next to your head, 1.56 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.56 w/kg when used as a hotspot (1a).

The SAR for the iPhone 7 (Model A1778: GSM, no CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.19 watts per kilogram (w/kg) when held next to your head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.14 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.56 w/kg next to your head, 1.51 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.58 w/kg when used as a hotspot (1b).

The SAR for the iPhone 7 Plus (Model A1661: GSM and CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) when held next to your head, and 1.10 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.13 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.45 w/kg alongside your head, 1.51 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.58 w/kg when used as a hotspot  (2a).

The SAR for the iPhone 7 Plus (Model A1784: GSM, no CDMA) for cellular transmission is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) next to your head, and 1.14 w/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.14 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.42 w/kg next to your head, 1.54 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.54 w/kg when used as a hotspot.  (2b)

All SARs reported above are averaged over one gram of body tissue corresponding to the US standard. The SARs may vary depending upon your specific cell phone carrier (e.g., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon).

The minimum separation distance for body-worn testing was 5 mm (about two-tenths of an inch).

The SARs for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note smart phones were obtained at a separation distance of 15 mm (about six-tenths of an inch) from the body so the body-worn SAR values are not comparable to those reported for the Apple iPhones.

So, why should the new iPhone SAR & radiation level not matter to you?

Well, for starters, you are reading this on the vest website – you obviously care about radiation exposure! But, if you use our specialized phone cases and / or headsets you shouldn’t be worried about the phone’s radiation at all…

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