Apple has acknowledged that the iPhone 12 can cause harm to people with heart problems. This is reported in the reference section of the company’s website.
Representatives of the company stressed that the iPhone 12 has a number of magnets, which are more than in previous models of Apple smartphones. In close contact these magnets can interact with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. In this regard, it is recommended to keep the device at a safe distance – more than 15 centimeters or 30 centimeters for wireless charging.
Apple representatives also recommended consulting a doctor, health care professional or medical device manufacturer before using the iPhone 12. “If you suspect an iPhone or any MagSafe accessories are interfering with your medical device, stop using the iPhone or MagSafe accessories,” the statement said.
Introduced in the fall of 2020, the iPhone 12 series smartphones, like the MagSafe wireless charging, have a certain number of magnets. They ensure the correct positioning of the phone in relation to the charger and the attachment of accessories.
Earlier, medics noticed that the magnets built into the iPhone 12 phones could disable implanted pacemakers. “The new models are not expected to cause more magnetic interference to medical devices than previous iPhone models,” according to a guide to the new smartphones published on Apple’s website.