iPhone 12: The magnet can activate the switch of pacemakers and defibrillators
That the magnets present inside the iPhone 12 They can lead to problems with implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. From today, however, it is also a study to prove it. A few days ago, the magazine Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology published a study ofHigher Institute of Health which highlights the possible effects of the magnets inside the iPhone 12 on implantable pacemakers and defibrillators.
Don’t keep iPhones too close to your heart if you have a pacemaker or defibrillator. This is what the study from the Higher Institute of Health says. Researchers highly recommend follow the manufacturer’s instructions. To avoid interference it is necessary to keep iPhone 12 at least 15 cm away from the heart, 30 cm if charging wirelessly.
iPhone 12: the effects on implantable pacemakers and defibrillators
The ISS researchers evaluated the pacemakers of the world’s leading manufacturers and noted that, in some cases, the magnets present in the iPhone 12 they can activate the switch in pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. The phenomenon was observed up to a distance of 1 cm. The ISS study is the first to evaluate in the laboratory the magnetic interference of the iPhone and MagSafe accessories on a representative sample of the current Italian market of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. IPhones are products used all over the world. Users need to be well informed of the possible problems their magnets can cause. Recall that, in addition to the iPhone 12, also the iPhone 13 have magnets inside them. Most likely, the next models will continue to have the same “problem”.
We remember that Apple has made available a page dedicated to the topic. In this, you can find all the information about the potential magnetic interference of MagSafe devices. If you are interested in learning more, you can consult it HERE. Look forward to any updates in this regard.
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