iPhone and Apple Watch magnets are strong enough to disrupt pacemakers

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Technology 26 August 2021

By Matthew Sparkes

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Apple’s iPhone 12 has magnets that tin disrupt pacemakers oregon different aesculapian implants

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Apple’s iPhone 12 and Watch 6 tin origin aesculapian implants specified arsenic pacemakers to unopen down if held excessively adjacent to the body, pass researchers.

Such implants often diagnostic a “magnet mode” designed to beryllium deliberately triggered with a beardown magnet erstwhile a idiosyncratic is undergoing a process wherever interference is possible, specified arsenic an MRI scan.

Internal defibrillators successful magnet mode volition not present lifesaving shocks, portion pacemakers volition thrust the bosom astatine a continuous …

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