Caution! iPhone 12 and MagSafe May Affect Pacemakers and Other Medical Devices

IN earlier this month, the Hearth Rhythm Journal published the results of a study by American doctors who claim that the new iPhone 12 may interfere with the operation of medical devices. Now admitted it and Apple itself.

What does it mean

The corresponding document appeared on company website in support section. As it turned out, smartphones and MagSafe magnetic charging can cause electromagnetic interference to medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.

«iPhone contains magnets and also components and radio transmitters that emit electromagnetic fields. All MagSafe accessories (sold separately) also contain magnets, MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo contains radio transmitters. These magnets and electromagnetic fields can affect operation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Despite then that all iPhone 12 models contain more magnets than previous iPhones, they are not expected to pose a greater risk of electromagnetic interference to medical devices than previous iPhones», said in document.

To avoid interference, the distance between the smartphone with MagSafe accessories and medical equipment should not be less than 15 cm, and if wireless charging occurs over 30 cm.

For more specific recommendations, Apple recommends contacting to the attending physician and device manufacturer.

Source: MacRumors, Apple

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