It is now confirmed that the iPhone 12 MagSafe can interfere with pacemakers and other medical devices. One of the great features of the iPhone 12 was the recovery of the MagSafe of the Mac for its new flagship. It not only had a wireless charger but also accessories such as cases and wallets. Now, some cardiologists have confirmed that this technology can interfere with pacemakers and other similar medical devices.
Confirmed: iPhone 12 MagSafe can interfere with pacemakers and other medical devices
Several cardiologists have confirmed that MagSafe can disable medical devices implanted in the heart such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
The MagSafe, which is compatible with some Android phones, is a magnetic security system that allows us to attach both its wireless charger and accessories such as cases and wallets. This system of magnets is located in the center of the back of the iPhone 12 forming a circle, although it also has a smaller extra vertical magnet to improve the adhesion of accessories.
Now the cardiologist at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Gurjit Singh, has conducted several tests with patients who have both pacemakers and defibrillators implanted, demonstrating that MagSafe can deactivate them if they are very close to the heart.
According to Dr. Singh, when the iPhone 12 with MagSafe was brought close to the chest of a patient with a defibrillator, the defibrillator was deactivated and all its functionalities were suspended. Likewise, when the phone was separated from the patient’s body, the device returned to normal operation.
It should be noted that for it to be dangerous, the defibrillator or pacemaker would have to fail at the exact moment when the patient had heart failure. Although if the user usually carries the phone in the breast pocket this risk increases.
Therefore, if you have a medical device implanted in your heart and you have an iPhone 12 with MagSafe we recommend that you do not carry it close to your chest and keep it away from that part of your body as much as possible.