Cardiologists say components in iPhone 12 can disable pacemakers and defibrillators
The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on display during launch day on Oct. 23, 2020, in London. - Ming Yeung/Getty Images Europe/TNS

Magnets and other components inside iPhone 12 devices could disable pacemakers or implanted cardiac defibrillators, tech giant Apple has warned, potentially putting millions of people at risk for dangerous heart complications. The problem was identified by cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute, who discovered that the batteries inside iPhone 12 devices and MagSafe chargers emit electromagnetic fields that can disable or interfere with implanted defibrillators and pacemakers, the health system announced late Wednesday. Dr. Gurjit Singh was among the doctors who wrote about ...