Apple says these 28 products may interfere with medical devices

Apple released an updated list June 25 detailing its products, including the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch, that may interfere with medical devices. 

In January, reports surfaced that various magnets in Apple's iPhone 12 model may interfere with the function of heart implants like defibrillators and pacemakers. A Jan. 4 study published in Heart Rhythm found that the high-voltage shock therapy function of a patient's defibrillator was suspended when the iPhone 12 was in close proximity to the left side of the chest. 

"Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields may interfere with medical devices," Apple said in the June 25 update. "For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact." 

To avoid any possible interactions with these types of medical devices, Apple recommends keeping Apple products more than 6 inches apart from the devices or more than 12 inches apart if charging wirelessly. 

The tech company said the following products may contain magnets and should be kept away from medical devices. 

  • AirPods and charging case 
  • AirPods wireless charging case 
  • AirPods Pro and wireless charging case 
  • AirPods Max and smart case 
  • Apple Watch 
  • Apple Watch bands with magnets 
  • Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories 
  • HomePod 
  • HomePod mini 
  • 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 12 models 
  • MagSafe accessories 
  • Mac mini 
  • Mac Pro 
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro 
  • iMac 
  • Apple Pro Display XDR 
  • Beats Flex 
  • Beats X 
  • PowerBeats Pro 
  • UrBeats3 

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