Recently, Apple has gone into the complete details of their products that should not be mixed with medical devices. Apart from that, the usual gadgets have magnets and they should be kept away from the latter.

According to the Cupertino giant, those electronic devices with magnets and electromagnetic fields might interrupt the performance of the medical devices. For instance, defibrillators and pacemakers rely on magnets and radios. The sensors are dependent on these tools.

In the previous study by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Apple Magsafe Technology should be contained for an ideal distance since it could interfere with the cardiac implantable devices.

"To avoid any potential interactions with these types of medical devices, keep your Apple product a safe distance away from your medical device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more than 12 inches / 30 cm apart if wirelessly charging)," Apple said.

Magnetic Susceptibility Among Medical Devices

Apple Releases Detailed List of Products That Should Be Kept Away From Medical Devices--Here Are They
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Apple warns the following products that should be kept away from medical devices. Here is the FULL list.

In January, a team from Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute conducted an experiment involving an Apple product, In particular, what the researchers used was the iPhone 12. The smartphone was put over the patient's heart. The patient has a cardioverter-defibrillator.

According to the findings, the capabilities of the medical device were hampered during the process. This has opened more issues about the impact of it on the equipment in the medical field. AHA, for instance, made use of the iPhone 12 Pro Max which was discovered to be highly susceptible to magnetism.

In a support article, the tech giant said that their products should not be used along with magnetic medical devices. Before doing it, the patient should first consult the physician and the maker of the medical device.

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Full List of Apple Products That Should Be Kept Away From Medical Devices

According to a report by Gizmodo on Sunday, June 27, Apple noted that the specific products have magnets on their contents. For this advice, the company warns everyone that these gadgets should not be used when a medical device is around.

The detailed list of Apple products, which Apple notes contain magnets, that the company says should be kept at a safe distance from your medical device is listed below.

AirPods and charging cases

  • AirPods and Charging Case

  • AirPods and Wireless Charging Case

  • AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case

  • AirPods Max and Smart Case

Apple Watch and accessories

  • Apple Watch

  • Apple Watch bands with magnets

  • Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories

Beats

  • Beats Flex

  • Beats X

  • PowerBeats Pro

  • UrBeats3

HomePod

  • HomePod

  • HomePod mini

iPad and accessories

  • iPad

  • iPad mini

  • iPad Air

  • iPad Pro

  • iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios

  • iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio

  • Magic Keyboard for iPad

iPhone and MagSafe accessories

  • iPhone 12 models

  • MagSafe accessories

Mac and accessories

  • Mac mini

  • Mac Pro

  • MacBook Air

  • MacBook Pro

  • iMac

  • Apple Pro Display XDR

Restrictions Not Limited to Apple Products

From what MacRumors reported over the weekend, the Cupertino titan did not identify the specifics of the lineup for the iPhone family. There is a support article that talks about the new lineup of smartphones. According to it, the presence of more magnets is seen in the latest models.

The restrictions do not cover only Apple products. Other gadgets like headphones and radios should also not be used near a medical device. These tools are known to contain magnets, as well.

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