iPhones from the 12 series, i.e. the basic, mini, Pro and Pro Max versions, as well as one of their biggest novelties, i.e. MagSafe magnetic accessories, can interfere with the operation of medical devices, or at least this is the official entry on the manufacturer's website. As we can read in it: - iPhone contains magnets as well as components and radio modules that emit electromagnetic fields. All MagSafe accessories also contain magnets, and the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Dual Charger contain radio modules. These magnets and electromagnetic fields can interfere with the operation of medical devices.
And although the manufacturer suggests that the iPhone 12 model does not differ much from its predecessors in this respect and should not pose a greater risk of interference, in previous years it has not talked about it loudly, so something may be up. Especially that the research carried out so far shows that there is a very small risk of the impact of electromagnetic field from mobile telephony on mobile medical devices, therefore there is no need to change the safety standards and inform patients about any special precautions.
It is true that people using implanted pacemakers and defibrillators are advised by doctors not to stay near potentially dangerous devices, such as induction cookers, and not to carry smartphones in their breast pockets, especially in men and shirts, but in the case of the latter are rather a sign of over-prudence. Therefore, most manufacturers do not use special warnings, but Apple has decided to do so: - Medical devices, such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radio modules when in close contact.
To avoid potential interactions with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories at a safe distance from the device (more than 15 cm or more than 30 cm for wireless charging), we read. Further, the manufacturer suggests consulting the doctor and the manufacturer of the medical device if we want to learn more, or even stop using the iPhone or MagSafe accessories if we suspect that they interfere with the operation of medical devices. Is it pure caution Hyper Links avoid potential lawsuits, or is it possible that the new iPhones actually differ from their predecessors and competitors in this respect? It's hard to say, but it's better to be careful.