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Apple: Attention! Keep iPhone away from your pacemaker!

If you have iPhone, then you may be interested in the following warning. THE Apple inform them customers of that the iPhones may interfere with medical Appliances (eg on the pacemaker).

On Saturday, a announcement on the Apple Support page, which provided some information about safety of users. In this announcement, the company warned users that iPhones are emitting electromagnetic fields, which "may interveneIn medicine Appliances, such as pacemakers and defibrillators.

In particular, Apple warned about "the magnets inside" on four iPhone 12 models, as well as for MagSafe accessories. According to the company, the iPhone 12 contains more magnets than previous models iPhone, although interference with the pacemaker and other medical devices is similar to that caused by previous models.

Apple said the medical Appliances may contain sensors that may react to magnets or radio waves that are too close. Therefore, it would be better to have a distance security between medical devices and iPhones or MagSafe chargers. According to Apple, this distance is a little over 15 cm (6 inches) or about 38 cm (15 inches) when the phone is charging wirelessly.

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When Apple introduced the iPhone 12, it also announced the return of MagSafe for the iPhone. Customers can buy them MagSafe charging cradles (to charge their devices wirelessly) and other magnetic accessories, such as cases and wallets that stick to the back of phones.

Apple did not explain why it decided to issue this warning at this time.

However, the Heart Rhythm Journal published a report a few days ago, which claimed that the magnets on the iPhone 12 could affect a defibrillator.

Health experts have repeatedly said that people with pacemakers, defibrillators and other medical devices should not smartphones very close to the implanted medical devices.


"Consult him doctor you and him manufacturer of medical devices for your device and whether you should keep a safe distance between it and iPhone or MagSafe accessories", Said the Apple in the announcement. "Manufacturers usually provide recommendations for the safe use of their devices around wireless or magnetic products, to avoid possible interference".

Apple stressed that if a customer feels that the iPhone 12 or MagSafe charger is interfering with their medical device, he should stop using them.

Source: CNN International


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