Apple has issued a warning that smartphones could potentially interfere with a pacemaker.
The iPhone maker says its devices contain “magnets and radios that emit electromagnetic fields” which could potentially interfere with medical devices. They advise keeping your phone a ‘safe distance’ away from your pacemaker – at least 6 inches, or 15 inches when using a wireless charger.
While the newly-released iPhone 12 models contain more magnets than previous iPhone models, the company says they don’t pose a greater risk of interference.
Are you ever concerned about the long-term health effects of cell phone use? What steps do you take?