The iPhone and Apple Watch magnets are strong enough to impress pacemakers.


Apple’s iPhone 12 has magnets that can affect pacemakers or other medical implants.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 and Watch 6 can turn off pacemakers such as medical implants if too close to the body, researchers warn.

Such implants often have a “magnet mode” that is deliberately triggered with a strong magnet when a person is undergoing a procedure where interference is possible, such as an MRI scan.

Internal defibrillators in magnet mode will not give life-saving shocks, while the pacemaker will keep the heart moving continuously;

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