We have a 3 yr old that has a VP magnetically programmable Shunt to drain excess fluid from his brain.
We just heard today that the our iPad 2 contains 10 magnets and any smart cover add significantly more (up to 21 more with apples smart cover).
Our son is supposed to avoid any large magnetic fields such as MRIs or large speakers, but have been also warned that even smaller ones of 100 gauss or more can cause the shunt to malfunction.
I am trying to determine the degree of magnetism that the iPad 2 magnets produce.
I was on and off hold via apples express lane for 45 min, only to finally talk to a Sr advisor that informed me "this is confidential and he has been informed that apple will not release the magnetic specs". He even informed me that they've received similar calls regarding pacemakers. Pretty poor stance for a potentially serious medical risk in my opinion.
Does anyone happen to know how powerful the iPad 2's magnets are? Thanks!