Apple confirms these devices are dangerous if you have a pacemaker

This week Apple has updated a support document, confirming the dangerous devices for people with pacemakers and other medical devices such as defibrillators, due to possible magnetic interference. This document has been updated with all devices with the bitten apple logo, although previously, Apple had confirmed some risks with respect to the iPhone 12

Dangerous devices for people with pacemakers

On the list, Apple recommends avoiding any potential interference with medical devices and keeping the listed products at a safe distance from medical devices, more than six inches or more than 12 inches if the Apple product is charging wirelessly. What’s more, Apple recommends consulting with a physician and the device manufacturer for specific guidelines.

Dangerous Apple devices for people with pacemakers

Since launching the iPhone 12 line in October, Apple has recognized that the devices can cause electromagnetic interference with medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Although no accident is known for this cause, finally Apple has decided to update the list and include devices that could pose a risk to users.

AirPods and charging cases.

  • AirPods and charging case.
  • AirPods and wireless charging case.
  • AirPods Pro and wireless charging case.
  • AirPods Max y Smart Case.

Apple Watch and accessories.

  • Apple Watch.
  • Apple Watch straps with magnets.
  • Magnetic charging accessories for Apple Watch.


iPad and accessories.

  • iPad.
  • ipad mini.
  • ipad area.
  • iPad Pro.
  • Smart covers and smart folders for iPad.
  • Smart keyboard for iPad and smart keyboard case.
  • Magic Keyboard para iPad.

Accessories for iPhone and MagSafe.

  • IPhone 12 models.
  • MagSafe Accessories.

Mac and accessories.

  • Mac mini.
  • Mac Pro.
  • MacBook Air.
  • Macbook Pro.
  • iMac.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR.


  • Beats Flex.
  • Beats X.
  • PowerBeats Pro.
  • UrBeats3.

According to the Apple document, some other Apple products contain magnets that are unlikely to interfere with medical devices.

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