Apple Says You Shouldn’t Keep an iPhone 12 Close to Medical Devices

Apple explains in a new tech support document that the entire iPhone 12 lineup, as well as MagSafe accessories, come with more magnets that could pose a problem for users with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.

In the advisory, Apple says the magnets could interfere with medical devices, and the company recommends everybody to consult their physician for more information.

But on the other hand, the safer way to go is to just avoid keeping the iPhone too close to medical devices, Apple says, and as long as the smartphone and MagSafe accessories are at more than 15 cm away from pacemakers and defibrillators, you should be just fine.

“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 devic… (read more)

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