Apple has just published a list of various devices that can cause interference with medical equipment such as pacemakers. The list is an inventory of all Apple products that contain magnets or emit an electromagnetic field.
shortly after Launching the first iPhone 12 with MagSafe technology, we learned that magnetic interference These devices can damage the normal functioning of the pacemakers.
Apple just published a list of devices that have magnets or can emit electromagnetic fields. In this list, in addition to the iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories, we find many branded devices equipped with one or more wireless technology.
Apple reveals a list of products that may pose a risk to medical equipment
The inventory lists several models of AirPods and their charging case, the Apple Watch and its magnet bracelets, HomePods, and many iPad and Mac models Even the premium Apple Pro Display XDR.
Apple explains: “Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields can interfere with the proper functioning of medical devices. For example, pacemakers and implanted defibrillators may contain sensors that are affected by magnets and radio waves when they are nearby”
Apple reached out with some recommendations: “To avoid potential interactions with these types of medical devices, maintain a safe distance between your Apple product and your medical device (at least 15 cm, or 30 cm when charging wirelessly). Consult your physician and the manufacturer of your medical device for specific information about it.”
The company determines that Other products not mentioned in this list also contain magnets More “It is not likely to interfere with medical devices.” Here is a list of affected products as found on the Apple website:
AirPods and charging cases
- AirPods and charging case
- AirPods and wireless charging case
- AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case
- AirPods Max et Smart Case
Apple Watch and accessories
- Apple Watch
- Apple Watch bands with magnets
- Magnetic charging accessories for Apple Watch
iPad and accessories
- iPad mini
- iPad Air
- iPad Pro
- Smart Cover and Smart Folio for iPad
- Smart Keyboard et Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad
- Magic Keyboard for iPad
iPhone & MagSafe Accessories
- iPhone 12 models
- MagSafe Accessories
Mac and accessories
- Mac mini
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- Apple Pro Display XDR
- beats flex
- Powerbeats Pro
Apple notes that many consumer devices (other than its own) can emit dangerous magnetic fields. However, it seems that the brand One of the first to know him and spread this type of list.