According to FCC documents obtained by AppleInsider Apple achieved a critical milestone by gaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to sell iPhone in the United States.
The information was leaked in a SAR Test Report which measures Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) of near-field radiated energy to verify compliance with federal exposure limits. In the report from 6 February, 2007 FCC Test Lab Manager Lothar Schmidt spilled iPhone's model number (A1203) and FCC ID (BCGA1203.)
The Apple Inc. A1203 GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wifi, FCC ID: BCGA1203, is in compliance with the limits for general population uncontrolled exposure specified in FCC 2.1093. The device was tested according to the measurement standards and procedures specified in FCC OET Bulletin 65, Supplement C (Edition 01-01) and IEEE p1528/D1.2, April 21, 2003.Apple, citing confidentiality, asked the FCC to remove test setup photos, external and internal photographs, and the iPhone User Manual from their application.