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Update: 28 Apple Products that May Interfere with Medical Devices

This article is a follow-up to our most recent article regarding the potential for Apple devices to interfere with medical devices.

On June 25, 2021, Apple released an updated list of its products that may interfere with medical devices, stating:

“Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields may interfere with medical devices… For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact.”

It is recommended that users keep Apple products more than 6 inches apart from medical devices or more than 12 inches apart if charging wirelessly.

The following Apple products may contain magnets and should therefore be kept away from medical devices:

  • AirPods and charging case
  • AirPods wireless charging case
  • AirPods Pro and wireless charging case
  • AirPods Max and smart case
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch bands with magnets
  • Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories
  • HomePod
  • HomePod mini
  • 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 12 models
  • MagSafe accessories
  • Mac mini
  • Mac Pro
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro
  • iMac
  • Apple Pro Display XDR
  • Beats Flex
  • Beats X
  • PowerBeats Pro
  • UrBeats3

As always, please follow the guidance of your cardiologist and medical device manufacturer.

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