Apple, like any manufacturer, must display regulatory logos on its devices. IPhones sold so far had these logos on the bottom of the back. They are now on the edge with the iPhone 12.
Apple hides logos well on its site with dark themes
They're on the bottom right edge of the iPhone 12, to be precise. We find CE marking in particular. This marking means that the product meets all the essential requirements in the European Union. We also find the logo with the crossed-out bin. This pictogram means that the device cannot be thrown in a traditional trash can.
These logos are present on the iPhone 12 sold in Europe, but not those sold marketed in the United States. This is due to the US authorization dating back to 2014. As of this year, Apple and other manufacturers have no obligation to put regulatory logos on their devices. In this case, they have to put them in the operating system. On iOS, they're available in Settings> General> Legal Notices & Certifications.
– 🔥🌸 Giulio Zompetti (@ 1nsane_dev) October 20, 2020
So it seems the iPhone 12 in Europe has these ugly marking on the side now ?! Canceling my order. pic.twitter.com/QenzPYnHqu
– Jesper van Haaren (@jhaaren) October 16, 2020
When will logos end in Europe?
The presence of regulatory logos can potentially be a "problem" for people who use the iPhone naked. But for those who use a protective case, they will be hidden anyway. Still, it might be interesting for Europe to be at the same level as the United States on this specific point.
Apple will go on sale for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on October 23. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order on November 6 with release on November 13.