Apple has issued a warning to its customers that the magnets inside the iPhone 12 can interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers and pacemakers.
MagSafe technology present in the latest iPhone models enables wireless charging and allows for various accessories to be cut off on the back of the phone.
However, this new functionality means that smartphones contain more magnets than previous iPhone models.
Apple has warned that electromagnetic fields emitted by MagSafe technology may pose a risk to nearby medical equipment.
The issue concerns all versions of iPhone 12, including iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, as well as all MagSafe accessories.
Apple said in a statement: “Medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios upon close contact.” Product safety notice It was posted on its support page.
To avoid any potential interactions with these devices, keep iPhone and MagSafe accessories a safe distance away from your device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm or more than 12 inches / 30 cm if charging wirelessly).
Apple also advised any iPhone owner who uses medical devices to consult a doctor and the medical device manufacturer for more detailed instructions.
The warning concluded, “If you suspect that your iPhone or any MagSafe accessories are interfering with your medical device, stop using iPhone accessories or MagSafe.”
Follow the directions of a study published in the journal Heart rhythm Earlier this month, it was found that the iPhone 12 could interfere with an implantable pacemaker (ICD).
An accompanying report mentioned that iPhone 12 models could prevent a patient’s life-saving treatment especially while carrying the phone in the top pockets.
The report also cited other cases where the magnets inside the fitness tracker wristbands were also able to deactivate the ICD up to distances of up to 2.4 cm.