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iPad (4 Gen) RF Exposure Information

iPad has been tested and meets applicable limits for Radio Frequency (RF) exposure.

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) refers to the rate at which the body absorbs RF energy. SAR limits are 1.6 Watts per kilogram (over a volume containing a mass of 1 gram of tissue) in countries that follow the United States FCC limit and 2.0 W/kg (averaged over 10 grams of tissue) in countries that follow the Council of the European Union limit. During testing, iPad radios are set to their highest transmission levels and placed in positions that simulate use against the body. Cases with metal parts may change the RF performance of the device, including its compliance with RF exposure guidelines, in a manner that has not been tested or certified.

Although this device has been tested to determine SAR in each band of operation, not all bands are available in all areas. Bands are dependent on your service provider’s wireless and roaming networks.

Model A1459

Band Transmit
Frequency
FCC 1g SAR Limit (W/kg)1 Highest Value (W/kg)
  • GSM 850
  • UMTS 850
  • LTE Band 5
824–849 1.6 1.16
  • GSM 1900
  • UMTS 1900
  • LTE Band 2
1850–1910 1.6 1.19
LTE Band 17 704-716 1.6 1.19
LTE Band 4 1710-1755 1.6 1.07
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 2400–2483.5 1.6 1.10
5 GHz WiFi
  • 5150-5250
  • 5250-5350
  • 5500-5700
  • 5725-5850
  • 1.6
  • 1.6
  • 1.6
  • 1.6
  • 0.582
  • 0.891
  • 1.11
  • 0.975
Band Transmit
Frequency
EU 10g SAR Limit (W/kg)2 Highest Value (W/kg)
UMTS 8503 824–849 2.0 0.618
  • EGSM 900
  • UMTS 900
880–915 2.0 0.999
  • GSM 1800
  • LTE Band 3
1710–1785 2.0 0.996
  • UMTS 2100
  • LTE Band 1
1920–1980 2.0 0.961
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 2400–2483.5 2.0 0.417
5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • 5150–5350
  • 5500-5700
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 0.195
  • 0.185
  1. FCC OET Bulletin 65, Supplement C (Edition 01-01) & IEEE 1528-2003, & Canada RSS 102, Issue 4, March 2010.
  2. European Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the Limitation of Exposure of the General Public to Electromagnetic Fields [1999/519/EC].
  3. Australia Only