According to a study published by the association, the technology may overlap MagSafe, found in iPhone 12 Pro Max phones, with defibrillators, or implanted defibrillators.
The researchers identified cardiac devices from Medtronic, Abbott and Boston Scientific, all of which have magnetic sensitivity from the iPhone 12, according to “BEST LIFE.”
Placing this phone directly on top of the device produced “clinically recognizable magnetic interference”.
In their study, the researchers wrote: ‘Our research demonstrates that magnet bounce mode may be triggered. When iPhone 12 Pro Max is placed directly on the skin over the implantable heart device. It therefore has the potential to inhibit life-saving treatments.”
The researchers noted that the older generation of iPhones did not cause the same interference with the devices.
This study came after Apple issued a statement, on February 25, in which it provided a prescription to avoid any health problem from its phone.
“To avoid any potential interactions with these devices, keep your iPhone and MagSafe accessories at a safe distance from your device,” the company advised.
And the company set the separation distance of more than 6 inches, to accommodate more than 12 inches when charging wirelessly.
Apple defended its phone: “The latest iPhone model does not pose a health threat.”
“Although all iPhone 12 models contain more magnets than previous iPhone models, they are not expected to pose a risk.”
According to researchers, carrying a phone in a pocket on the chest may create a potentially dangerous situation.
The study indicated that iPhone 12 owners may inadvertently put themselves in a dangerous situation by holding it in a certain way.
“People often put their smartphone in their chest pocket over a device,” the researchers wrote. Close to electronic devices that can be implanted in the heart.
“This could lead to an asynchronous pacing, or disruption of anti-tachycardia therapies,” they continued.
The researchers concluded their study by saying: “Patients are advised to consult with a cardiologist, regarding recommendations for their smartphone.”