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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Stupid iPhone seal question

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Okay this thread may have to be in the wasteland, but going to ask anyway. Call me paranoid.

How strong is the seal that goes around the iphone, when it comes to protecting from any liquid going through into the phone, along the sides of the screen. For example if some liquid accidentally spilled on the screen, for example tea, and you quickly wipe it, but you have concerns that it may have gone to the side of the screen and into the phone. This is an iphone 5 by the way.


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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Did you spill something on it or is it speculation
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Did you spill something on it or is it speculation
accidentally spilled some tea on the screen near the side/edge of the screen.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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accidentally spilled some tea on the screen near the side/edge of the screen.
If it you wiped it of quickly it's fine. I've had my iPhone(s) fully submerged in water before and they survived without even needing to turn them of.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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If it you wiped it of quickly it's fine. I've had my iPhone(s) fully submerged in water before and they survived without even needing to turn them of.
Thanks macingman. How did yours manage to survive fully in water, wouldn't the liquid indicator change colour?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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The iPhone 5 is very resistant to water. I had water over every button while being pushed and none ever broke. Not just some water on my fingers but rather constantly putting liquid on/around the buttons trying to see if they break. None did
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Thanks macingman. How did yours manage to survive fully in water, wouldn't the liquid indicator change colour?
the indicator probably did change colour but it's a 4S out of warranty anyway.
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I've splashed my iPhone 5 a few times getting out of the bath before, no harm done and indicators haven't tripped as far as I can tell.
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You'll generally be OK as long as it doesn't go in the dock, headphone jack and/or speakers.
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