Apple’s MagSafe Devices May Affect Pacemakers

As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Associationthe MagSafe wireless charging technology used in Apple’s latest iPhone 12 phones may interfere with cardiac pacemakers.

It was found that the additional magnet used in the new iPhones could cause interference when placed on the skin directly above the pacemaker, or approximately within 0.6″ of the pacemaker. Apple has an advisory stating the iPhone 12 does not pose a greater risk for magnet interference when compared to older generation iPhones.

If you have a pacemaker and use an iPhone 12, discuss the implications with your doctor.