Apple warns to keep their products away from medical devices
... like pacemakers after test found iPhone 12 was able to STOP device responsible for regulating heartbeat
- Apple has updated the list of products that could interfere with medical devices
- Included in the update are versions of AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod, iPad, iPhone 12, various Macs and Beats headphones
- These are products with magnets and electromagnetic fields
- They should be kept more than 6 inches away from the device or more than 12 inches if wirelessly charging
The update, which came over the past few days, is for products with magnets and electromagnetic fields that should be kept 'a safe distance away from your medical device,' including devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
'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 wrote in the support update.
'Consult with your physician and your device manufacturer for specific guidelines.'
Apple has updated the list of products that can interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers, including Apple Watch
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