France is the only market in the world where Apple will provide EarPods headphones with its iPhone 12. But the manufacturer has no way of expanding the packaging of smartphones just for the pests that we are! As we announced on the evening of the keynote, the manufacturer delivers the iPhone and the headphones in two separate packages.
iPhones use the proximity sensor to detect when the phone is being held against the head and reduce RF power to comply with the legal limits.
However, France goes further, arguing that users should be encouraged to use headphones to keep the phone away from the side of their head. For this reason, it requires smartphones to be sold with headphones – or, in legaleze, ‘an accessory making it possible to limit the exposure of the head to radioelectric emissions during communications.’