iPhone and Apple Watch magnets are strong enough to disrupt pacemakers

iPhone and Apple Watch magnets are strong enough to disrupt pacemakers

Apple’s iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 6 can disrupt medical implants such as pacemakers if they’re held too near to the body, warn researchers.

Such implants often include a “magnet mode” designed to be deliberately triggered with a strong magnet when a person is undergoing an operation where interference is possible, such as for example an MRI scan.

Internal defibrillators in magnet mode won’t deliver lifesaving shocks, while pacemakers will drive the heart at a continuing pace …

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