On the day it was announced to the world, Apple's
It also means that now we have a specific absorption rate data for the phone. The FCC's Web site appears to be on the fritz for the moment, but, according to PhoneArena, the iPhone 4's highest at ear SAR rating for voice calls is 1.17 watts per kilogram (FCC ID BCG-E2380A). Once the FCC's Web site is back up, we'll peruse the documentation and confirm that number. CNET always lists the highest at ear SAR rating for voice calls in our cell phone radiation charts.
For anyone keeping score, the iPhone 4's SAR is higher than the
It's no coincidence that the iPhone 4 won approval on June 7 when Apple CEO Steve Jobsthe handset at his WWDC keynote. The FCC had been testing the phone prior to that date, but Apple filed a confidentiality request that kept it under wraps.
Updated June 10 at 10:00 a.m. PDT: The documentation on the FCC's Web site confirms the iPhone 4's highest SAR at 1.17 w/kg.