Apple recently revealed the details of its products that shouldn’t be mixed with medical devices. The magnets found in most gadgets should not be mixed with the latter.
The Cupertino giant claims that electronic devices with magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields could cause interference to medical devices. Magnets and radios are used to power pacemakers and defibrillators, for example. These tools are essential for the sensors.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has previously found that the Apple Magsafe Technology should not spread too far as it can interfere with cardiac implantable devices.
Apple stated that it is important to keep Apple products safe from any medical devices (more than 6 inches/15 cm or more than 12 inches/30 cm if wirelessly charging) to avoid potential interactions.
Magnetic Susceptibility Among Medical Devices
Apple warns that the following products should not be used in conjunction with medical devices. The complete list is here.
A Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute team conducted an experiment in January that involved an Apple product. In particular, the iPhone 12. The patient has placed the smartphone over his heart. The patient now has a cardioverter-defibrillator.
The findings show that the device’s capabilities were affected by the process. This raises questions about the effects of the process on medical equipment. In addition, AHA used the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which was found to be extremely susceptible to magnetism.
The tech giant stated in a support article that their products should be not used with magnetic medical devices. The patient should consult their physician as well as the manufacturer of the medical device before doing so.
Complete List of Apple Products that Should Not Be Disassociated from Medical Devices
Gizmodo reported that Apple had identified specific products with magnets in their contents. The company advises that such gadgets not be used if a medical device is nearby.
Below is a detailed listing of Apple products that Apple has noted contain magnets.
AirPods and charging cases
- Charging Case for AirPods
- Wireless Charging Case for AirPods
- AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case
- AirPods Max and Smart Case
Apple Watch and accessories
- Apple Watch
- Apple Watch bands with magnets
- Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories
- Beats Flex
- Beats X
- PowerBeats Pro
- HomePod mini
iPad and accessories
- iPad mini
- iPad Air
- iPad Pro
- Smart Folios and iPad Smart Covers
- Smart Keyboard Folio and iPad Smart Keyboard
- Magic Keyboard for iPad
iPhone and MagSafe accessories
- iPhone 12 models
- MagSafe accessories
Mac and accessories
- Mini Mac
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- Apple Pro Display XDR
Restrictions Not Limited to Apple Products
MacRumors reports that the Cupertino titan didn’t reveal the details of the iPhone lineup. The support article discusses the new range of smartphones. It states that the new models have more magnets.
These restrictions don’t apply to Apple products only. It would help if you did not use other gadgets, such as radios and headphones, near any medical device. These tools can also contain magnets.