Don’t Leave Your iPhone 12 Near the Pacemaker, Apple Says

Although iPhone 12 is one of the best smartphones available on the market, it can become a foe once you don’t take good care of it. Apple released the gadget with a delay of about a month, and it was worth the wait. iPhone 12 has it all: a super-fast next-gen processor, night mode for all cameras, Super Retina XDR display, and so on.

As MacRumors reveals, Apple wants to make it crystal clear that it’s not a good idea to leave your iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories near pacemakers, defibrillators, and other implants that could respond to radios and magnets. Whether we’re talking about the MagSafe Duo Charger or the MagSafe Charger, both are capable of interfering with medical devices.

Apple never tried to hide it

Even since the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup in October last year, Apple said it loud and clear that the smartphones may cause electromagnetic interference with medical devices.

Apple recently added further explanation for its claim via a support document:

Medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories a safe distance away from your device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more than 12 inches / 30 cm apart if wirelessly charging). But consult with your physician and your device manufacturer for specific guidelines.

Otherwise, iPhone 12 is an impressive flagship, and you can get your hands on one by spending at least $799. All iPhone 12 models are equipped with the A14 Bionic chipset made by Apple, one that grants even faster processing speeds than its predecessor A13 Bionic.

What do you think about Apple’s new guidelines? Don’t hesitate to tell us in the comment section!

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.