Apple Warns iPhone Can “Interfere” With Cardiac Devices 

Apple Warns iPhone Can “Interfere” With Cardiac Devices 

Apple has released a long list of products it says should be kept away from implanted pacemakers and defibrillators because it may “interfere” with the medical devices. 

“Many consumer-electronic devices contain magnets or components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields,” Apple said, adding that “to avoid any potential interactions with these types of medical devices, keep your Apple product a safe distance away from your medical device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more than 12 inches / 30 cm apart if wirelessly charging).” 

Apple doesn’t explain what could happen when its products come in close contact with pacemakers and defibrillators. Still, one could assume the worst circumstance could be the deactivation of a medical device and may result in death. 

“If you suspect that your Apple product is interfering with your medical device, stop using your Apple product and consult your physician and your medical-device manufacturer,” the company warned. 

Here are the products Apple wants to keep away from your medical devices: 

AirPods and charging cases

AirPods and Charging Case
AirPods and Wireless Charging Case 
AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case
AirPods Max and Smart Case

Apple Watch and accessories

Apple Watch
Apple Watch bands with magnets
Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories

HomePod

HomePod 
HomePod mini

iPad and accessories

iPad
iPad mini
iPad Air
iPad Pro
iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios
iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
Magic Keyboard for iPad

iPhone and MagSafe accessories

iPhone 12 models
MagSafe accessories

Mac and accessories

Mac mini
Mac Pro
MacBook Air
MacBook Pro
iMac
Apple Pro Display XDR

Beats

Beats Flex
Beats X
PowerBeats Pro
UrBeats3

Perhaps Apple’s warning comes as a new analysis in the American Heart Association Journal warns that certain Apple iPhones can cause significant issues with cardiac implantable electronic devices. 

Tyler Durden
Fri, 07/02/2021 – 21:20

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