The iPhone 12’s fatal flaw: Doctors warn users with defibrillators and pacemakers

When the iPhone 12 came out last year, it wowed apple fans with its ground-breaking wireless magnetic charger.

New research from Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute has shown that ditching the charging cable could come at a huge cost. Cardiologists are warning that magnets in the new iPhone 12 and Magsafe charger can interfere with and even disable pacemakers and implanted defibrillators.

Doctor Caleb Ferguson, a registered nurse and Heart Foundation researcher at Western Sydney University and Western Sydney Local Health District joined The Daily. His research explores technology and self-management for people living with heart rhythm disorders.

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