iPhone may interfere with medical devices including pacemaker, warns Apple
Apple has issued a notice on Saturday, warning iPhone users to keep the phone at a distance from the medical devices, including pacemakers.
The company issues the statement on the Apple’s support page that iPhones have magnets and radio waves which emit electromagnetic fields which may result in interfering with various medical devices.
Moreover, the censors in the devices enable them to react to the magnetic or radio waves if exposed closely. At least a distance of six to 15 inches should be maintained between the iPhone and any medical device including pacemaker and defibrillators.
However, Apple has revealed that all four models of iPhone 12 carry more magnets as compared to prior iPhone models.
Avoid placing credit cards, security badges, passports or key FOBs between your phone and your MagSafe charger, as the magnets might damage magnetic strips or RFID chips in these items, added Apple.