Apple told its customers to keep their new iPhone 12 smartphones twelve inches (30 centimetres) away from medical devices as the gadget could hamper their work. The company’s latest gizmo is equipped with MagSafe technology, which allows the use of wireless charging and other devices to attach to the handset thanks to the magnet. The smartphone also has components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields."
When in close contact, these magnets and radio can interfere with medical devices such as an implanted pacemaker or defibrillators.
"Consult your physician and medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical device and whether you need to maintain a safe distance of separation between your medical device and iPhone or any MagSafe accessories. If you suspect iPhone or any MagSafe accessories are interfering with your medical device, stop using your iPhone or MagSafe accessories," reads the statement posted on Apple’s website.
The advice also applies to other accessories which have MagSafe technology, namely chargers, wallets, and phone cases.
The development comes as Apple is set to unveil its first-quarter fiscal results, which may exceed the $100 billion mark. Despite the fact the coronavirus pandemic triggered the worst economic crisis in 100 years, Apple, one of the world’s most valuable companies, doesn’t plan to stop. Reports say it plans to increase manufacturing by almost 30 percent and produce 96 million smartphone devices in the first half of the year.
One of those gadgets will reportedly be the first foldable IPhone. Previously the company file a patent for a "self-healing" screen which allegedly will be used in the new gizmo.