Apple lists all its products that could interfere with cardiac devices

midian182

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Recap: Both Apple and the American Heart Association have warned consumers about the dangers of placing the iPhone 12 close to cardiac devices such as pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators, and other implants that might respond to magnets and radios. But it's not just Cupertino's latest handsets that can cause issues.

MacRumors discovered that an updated support document now lists all Apple products that should be kept more than 12 inches away from medical devices. It covers a range of items from Apple's stable, including iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and more. Here's the full list:

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

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

Beats

  • Beats Flex
  • Beats X
  • PowerBeats Pro
  • UrBeats3

It's interesting to see that the only iPhones on the list is the iPhone 12 line. Apple did say the handsets should be kept six inches from the medical devices in question and more than twelve inches if wirelessly charging. It claims that the latest phones do not pose a greater risk of magnetic interference than its older handsets, but the American Heart Association's report disputes this.

"We have always known that magnets can interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices, however, we were surprised by the strength of the magnets used in the iPhone 12 magnet technology," reads the study.

Apple writes that users should consult their physician if they suspect one of its devices is interfering with a medical implant.

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BSim500

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"But it's not just Cupertino's latest handsets that can cause issues."
Why do tech journalists keep substituting the location for the company but only for Apple?

- Journalist : "Hey guys, I bought a Seoul monitor, Fremont PSU and Boise SSD yesterday."
- Normal Person : "You mean you bought an LG monitor, Corsair PSU and Crucial SSD? Dude, stop trying to be overly 'journalisty' and just call them by their names..."
 

Plutoisaplanet

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Why do tech journalists keep substituting the location for the company but only for Apple?

- Journalist : "Hey guys, I bought a Seoul monitor, Fremont PSU and Boise SSD yesterday."
- Normal Person : "You mean you bought an LG monitor, Corsair PSU and Crucial SSD? Dude, stop trying to be overly 'journalisty' and just call them by their names..."
Your comment is almost perfect for a submission of "journalisty" to Urban Dictionary.
 

ypsylon

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Why do tech journalists keep substituting the location for the company but only for Apple?

- Journalist : "Hey guys, I bought a Seoul monitor, Fremont PSU and Boise SSD yesterday."
- Normal Person : "You mean you bought an LG monitor, Corsair PSU and Crucial SSD? Dude, stop trying to be overly 'journalisty' and just call them by their names..."
Ignorance is bliss. Chillout...

Perhaps because it's an established good practice and one of the backbones of proper grammar and writing. In every language I was learning/know it's exactly the same. You don't use same proper name over and over again. Especially if you end one sentence where proper name is used and start another sentence you should replace one name for something different (if available of course) so it won't be like redundant redundancy repeated ad nausea.
 

m4a4

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And there it is, Apple silently admitting that they were wrong; only listing the iPhone with magnets in it (contrary to what they initially implied)...