Apple recommends keeping iPhone 12 away from Pacemakers

Apple recommends keeping iPhone 12 away from Pacemakers

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Smartphones today are true concentrates of technology, which is sometimes not without certain “side effects”

Current smartphones embed very advanced technologies, such as wireless charging, which allows, as its name suggests, to charge the device or sometimes another wireless accessory. However, this kind of functionality can confuse some other devices. This is particularly the case with pacemakers. And theiPhone 12 Apple has magnets for MagSafe technology.

IPhone 12 should not be placed too close to a pacemaker

A few weeks ago, a study suggested that Apple’s iPhone 12s with their MagSafe magnets were a potential source of interference with medical implants like pacemakers. The Cupertino company had previously communicated a document in which it indicated a contrario that MagSafe did not represent “a great risk of interference”.

Today, it seems that the apple brand has changed its mind. Indeed, according to MacRumors, Apple has updated said document and now indicates that MagSafe can indeed interfere with medical implants like pacemakers and other defibrillators.

MagSafe magnets could interfere

According to the document in question, “Implanted medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when too close. To avoid possible interactions between these devices, keep your iPhone and your MagSafe accessories a certain distance from your device (more than 15 cm or more than 30 cm during charging). But consult your medicine and the device manufacturer for specific directions. ”

That being said, at the same time, it seems that while Apple does recognize that the iPhone 12 has more magnets than the previous models, the Cupertino firm is convinced that these “shouldn’t pose larger ones. risks of magnetic interference with medical devices than previous iPhone models. ”

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.