Since launching the iPhone 12 series models in October last year, Apple has admitted that these devices may cause electromagnetic interference to medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Apple has now shared more information.
Apple today added the following paragraphs to related supporting documents:
“Medical devices such as implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that will react to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interaction with these medical devices, please ask you Keep your iPhone and MagSafe magnetic accessories at a safe distance from your medical equipment (more than 6 inches / 15 cm; or when wireless charging, keep more than 12 inches / 30 cm). Please consult your doctor and equipment for specific guidelines manufacturer.
Please consult your doctor and medical device manufacturer for specific information about relevant medical equipment, and whether you need to keep your medical device at a safe distance from the iPhone or any MagSafe magnetic accessories. Manufacturers usually provide advice on how to safely use their medical equipment around wireless devices or magnetic products to prevent possible interference. If you suspect that iPhone or any MagSafe magnetic accessory is interfering with your medical device, please stop using iPhone or MagSafe magnetic accessory. ”
Although the supporting documents have mentioned “MagSafe accessories” in the title, Apple further emphasized that accessories such as MagSafe chargers and MagSafe Duo chargers may also cause interference with medical devices.