Apple warning tells millions how far to hold iPhone from chest — it’s never worth risking and further than you think
APPLE users with medical devices have been warned to keep their consumer electronics products at a safe distance.
Most consumer electronics devices – like the iPhone 14 – are made up of magnets or components that emit electromagnetic fields.
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This in turn could interfere with certain medical devices “under certain conditions,” Apple said in a blog post.
“For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios upon close contact,” Apple writes.
Of course, unless you have an implanted medical device, you can carry your phone as close to you as you like.
To avoid potential interactions with these types of medical devices, Apple has recommended that your product be kept a safe distance from your medical device.
This means more than 6 inches (or 15 cm) apart or more than 12 inches (or 30 cm) apart when charging wirelessly.
Apple also urged users to always check with their doctor and medical device manufacturer for specific guidelines.
If you suspect your Apple product is interfering with your medical device, stop using your Apple product, the tech giant recommends.
Below is a full list of items that contain magnets and may potentially interfere with a medical device.
AirPods and cases
- AirPods and charging case
- AirPods Pro and charging case
- AirPods Max and Smart Case
Apple Watch and accessories
- Apple watch
- Apple watch straps with magnets
- Magnetic charging accessory for the Apple Watch
- HomePod Mini
iPad and accessories
- iPad Mini
- iPad Air
- iPad Pro
- iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios
- iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
- Magic Keyboard Folio
- Magic Keyboard for iPad
iPhone and MagSafe accessories
- iPhone 12 models
- iPhone 13 models
- iPhone 14 models
- MagSafe accessories
Mac and accessories
- Mac mini
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- Apple Pro Display XDR
- blow flex
- Outperforms Studio Buds
- Powerbeats Pro
Apple noted that some other products also contain magnets, but these are unlikely to interfere with medical devices.
You can find more information about safety in the “Important Safety Information” sections of Apple product user guides.
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