Earlier this month, Apple released a statement warning about the iPhone 12 and its possible effects on pacemakers and defibrillators. Apple warns that people with these devices should consult with their physicians about the health risks. The iPhone 12 has magnets so powerful that it can disable defibrillators and interfere with the rhythm of a pacemaker.
Wane 15’s Angie Trindade spoke to Dr. David Schleinkofer of the Parkview Heart Institute who explained that both pacemakers and defibrillators have a component called a read switch that’s sensitive to a magnet.
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