Apple meets NBTC on ‘iPhone 6’ approval disclosure

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National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith said that the top executive of Apple South Asia in Singapore met him last week and discussed the information publicized.

Takorn had tweeted on Monday that the NBTC had given approval, which would allow the ‘iPhone 6’ to be sold in this country.

Takorn explained that the NBTC announced the result of standard certification of the product to protect consumers by informing the general public that the product could be imported and used legally in Thailand.

The NBTC did the same with all series of mobile phones, Takorn said.

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith.National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith.

“The NBTC inspects the qualifications of mobile phones in compliance with international standard to make sure that they are standard and safe for consumers. In the past many series of mobile phones were imported for sale without examination and that might be dangerous. Some series were launched overseas but were not sent to the NBTC for standard verification and that makes the import of the product series illegal,” Takorn said.

Apple understood and accepted the work of the NBTC, he said. Takorn apologized to the company for referring to iPhone6 as Apple did not officially confirm that the two approved models would be named iPhone 6.

Apple sent its new products to the NBTC for examination on Aug 5. The examination finished on Aug 7, and the NBTC secretary-general revealed the examination result on Tuesday and drew international attention from people waiting for the new model of phone from Apple.