Keep these Apple devices away from your pacemaker and other medical gadgets

Apple has his list of devices that may interfere with your medical equipment. The guidelines on the possible magnetic interference of gadgets with medical devices mention devices that should be kept at a “safe distance”.
Earlier this year, Apple released a support article stating, “Medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid potential interaction with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories at a safe distance from your device (more than 15 cm apart or more than 30 cm apart with wireless charging). But consult your doctor and your device manufacturer for specific guidelines.”
At the same time, however, Apple continues to state that while all iPhone 12 models contain more magnets than previous iPhone models, “they are not expected to pose a greater risk of magnetic interference with medical devices than previous iPhone models.” In addition to the names of devices shared by the company, certain other Apple products also contain magnets that are unlikely to interfere with medical devices.
Here’s the list of products that Apple Notes contain magnets that the company says should be kept a safe distance from your medical device:
AirPods and charging cases

  • AirPods and charging case
  • AirPods and wireless charging case
  • AirPods Pro and wireless charging case
  • AirPods Max and Smart Case

Apple Watch and accessories

  • Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch bands with magnets
  • Magnetic Charging Accessories for Apple Watch


iPad and accessories

  • iPad
  • iPad mini
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios
  • iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Magic Keyboard for iPad

iPhone and MagSafe Accessories

  • iPhone 12 models
  • MagSafe Accessories

Mac and accessories

  • mac mini
  • Mac pro
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro
  • iMac
  • Apple Pro Display XDR


  • Beats Flex
  • Defeats X
  • PowerBeats Pro
  • UrBeats3

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