Apple already warned customers earlier this year to keep their iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories away from medical implants like pacemakers and defibrillators. Now, the tech giant has released a list of other devices with magnets that could affect the implants.
Here’s what to avoid if you or your loved ones have implanted medical devices:
- AirPods, including its regular and wireless charging cases
- AirPods Pro and Wireless Charging Case
- AirPods Max and Smart Case
- Apple Watch, including bands and magnetic charging accessories
- HomePod and HomePod mini
- iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro; its smart covers, folios, magic keyboard
- The entire Mac lineup, including the Pro XDR Display
- Beats Flex, Beats X, PowerBeats Pro, UrBeats3
One of the many things that Apple enjoys doing is utilising magnets in order to make lids, power connectors, and other functions much more convenient. To be fair, while Apple may not be the only tech company using magnets, it is one of the tool’s major proponents.
This list shows that those with medical implants should always refer to their doctor or medical device maker before buying new gadgets. In this age of magnets, it’s all too easy for these gadgets to interfere with a vital implant.