IPHONE 12 Precautions
I have a pacemaker and ICD and was planning on upgrading my IPHONE 6s to the new IPHONE 12 Mini. However, after much research into the makeup of the IPhone 12 I want to share a warning to all my fellow club members.
The I Phone 12 series have the Magsafe Charger that charges your phone by attaching to the back using 18-yes- 18 Magnets. A huge increase over the older IPhones. These magnets put out a much stronger magnetic field than older models and have an increase chance of interfering with your device. A cell phone is harder to keep 6" or more from your chest especially if you let your guard down, which can happen quite easily with long conversations.
Here is how Apple responds to this------Apple's safety warning is applicable to all iPhone 12 models, and suggests that the new iPhones are safe for those who have medical implants as long as the proper safety protocols for those devices are followed, with no specific considerations that need to be made for the greater number of magnets in the iPhone 12.Oct 29, 2020.
Their example of proper safety protocols are to keep the phone a few inches from your implant. Really, is this possible a 100% of the time? Are you always aware of your ability to do this, or if you are a normal user of a cell phone there's a good chance this phone will eventually lay on your implant(bed use).
My soluution is that Apple offer IPhone12 models without the Magsafe Charger and the increased magnets, in this phone and future models of IPhones.
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The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.