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iPhone 12 magnets can disable pacemakers, defibrillators, researchers find

“The findings got the attention of the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), which regulates medical devices, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, and most notably, Apple itself, which published a warning on its webpage,” the Henry Ford institute said in a news release.

Apple recommends that anyone with an implanted cardiac device keep all iPhone 12 products, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and MagSafe accessories at least 15cm away from the device, and at least 30cm away if the phone is wirelessly charging.

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“Consult your physician and medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical device and whether you need to maintain a safe distance of separation between your medical device and iPhone or any MagSafe accessories,” Apple said.

“Manufacturers often provide recommendations on the safe use of their devices around wireless or magnetic products to prevent possible interference. If you suspect iPhone or any MagSafe accessories are interfering with your medical device, stop using your iPhone or MagSafe accessories.”

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