The American Heart Association, along with California-based Cupertino giant, Apple have given the warning to the users about the potential threats of placing iPhone 12 and other Apple products near to cardiac devices, including cardioverter-defibrillators, pacemakers, and other implants that are possibly responsive to magnets and radios.
However, it is not only iPhones 12; many other Apple products also cause problems. According to a report issued by MacRumors, there is now an updated support document that has a list of all Apple products that users must keep more than 12 inches away from medical devices. It includes many items from Apple’s stable, such as Apple Watches, iPads, MacBooks, and more.
Here is the list of all those Apple’s products:
Mac and accessories
- Mac mini
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- Apple Pro Display XDR
iPad and accessories
- iPad mini
- iPad Air
- iPad Pro
- iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios
- iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
- Magic Keyboard for iPad
Apple Watch and accessories
- Apple Watch
- Apple Watch bands with magnets
- Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories
AirPods and charging cases
- AirPods and Charging Case
- AirPods and Wireless Charging Case
- AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case
- AirPods Max and Smart Case
- HomePod mini
iPhone and MagSafe accessories
- iPhone 12 models
- MagSafe accessories
- Beats Flex
- Beats X
- PowerBeats Pro
However, the most exciting thing is this list only includes the latest iPhone 12 series. However, the Cupertino giant said that users must keep their smartphones six inches from the medical devices in question and more than twelve inches in case they isis wirelessly charging.
The company further said that the newest smartphones do not pose a severe threat of magnetic interference compared to older smartphones. However, the report of the American Heart Association question this.
Reads the study,
“We have always known that magnets can interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices. However, we were surprised by the strength of the magnets used in the iPhone 12 magnet technology.”
Apple further notes that the users must consult their physician if they find one of its devices is interfering with a medical implant.