Apple talks about the impact of MagSafe and iPhone on pacemaker

Recall that a few earlier articles in the Hearth Rhythm Journal about the results of a study of the influence of MagSafe on the iPhone

12 for pacemakers.Then it was reported that magnetic technology was able to turn off these medical devices. Now Apple itself has volunteered to explain whether MagSafe and the iPhone really have such a negative effect on the pacemaker.

Apple decided to tell about this on its website in the support section.

”IPhone contains magnets as well as components andradio transmitters that emit electromagnetic fields. All MagSafe accessories (sold separately) also contain magnets, MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo contain radio transmitters. These magnets and electromagnetic fields can interfere with the operation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, ”the company explained.

Apple noted that at least all iPhone 12 modelsequipped with more magnets than their predecessors, it is assumed that they will not increase the likelihood of electromagnetic interference for medical devices. At the same time, the manufacturer warned that pacemakers and defibrillators are capable of responding to magnetic and radio radiation if they are near it. For this reason, Apple has recommended positioning iPhone and MagSafe accessories more than 15 cm from medical equipment, and this distance should be increased to 30 cm during wireless charging.

Apple advised to consult a doctor for advice, as well as to the manufacturer of a particular medical device to clarify the specifics of its functioning.