All iPhone Users: Keep your iPhone 15cm away from your pacemaker

Where there are lots of updates being released by the big tech giants, there is another news that should not be ignored especially during this world pandemic – Covid-19. 

And this whole situation has changed our lifestyle completely – not that we didn’t use to spend our time on social media before.  

But now businesses are completely working online and are preferring social media marketing as compared to traditional marketing strategies. 

Apple recently announced that all customers should be vigilant about their smartphones as there is a chance that it might interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers. 

Previously, Apple issued a safety information in which they warned users about iPhones containing magnets and radios that emit electromagnetic fields. These elements impact medical devices such as, pacemakers and defibrillators. 

Apple notes that iPhone 12 versions have more magnets than prior iPhone models. 

And states that it does not result in huge risk of magnetic interference with medical devices than their previous models. 

However, Apple said that medical devices have some sensors that might react to magnets and are harmful. 

Apple recommends its users that they should keep their iPhones and MagSafe chargers at a “safe distance” away from medical devices. 

The exact distance is also advised by Apple which is, more than 15 centimeters, or 38.1 centimeters apart when wirelessly charging. 

Apple, however, have not yet responded to any requests to talk about why it is expanding on the safety guidance now. 

It is advised that if a customer feels like their iPhone 12 or MagSafe charger is interfering with their medical devices, then they should immediately stop using them. 

Apart from this health safety concers shown by Apple. Apple also warned its iPhone 12 users to be aware of placing their credit cards, security badges, passports etc when using MagSafe. 

So, If you are an iPhone user and you have a phone case that holds such items then make sure that you remove them before wirelessly charging your device. 

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