Apple Advises Against Putting The iPhone 12 Too Close To Pacemakers


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A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that a study had suggested that Apple’s iPhone 12 with the addition of the MagSafe magnets had the potential to interfere with medical implants such as pacemakers. The company had previously had a support document in which it was suggested that MagSafe is not expected to “pose a greater risk of interference”.

However, it seems that Apple might have had a change of heart (pun intended) because according to MacRumors, Apple has since updated its support document in which they caution that MagSafe could have the potential to interfere with implanted medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators.

According to the updated document, “Medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories a safe distance away from your device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more than 12 inches / 30 cm apart if wirelessly charging). But consult with your physician and your device manufacturer for specific guidelines.”

However, at the same time it seems that while Apple does acknowledge that the iPhone 12 has more magnets compared to previous iPhone models, the company still believes that they are “not expected to pose a greater risk of magnetic interference to medical devices than prior iPhone models”.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Health, iPhone, Iphone 12 and MagSafe. Source: macrumors

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