Current status of waterproofing on iPhone 7?

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  1. dvir971 macrumors regular

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    So what do the rumors say for now?
    I heard someone that said it's almost certain. I also heard that some bank confirmed the iPhone 7 will have "pro-level waterproofing" or something like that (a bank that doesn't spread some false rumors).
    Then I recently watched some round-up videos that summed everything up and there was no mention to it whatsoever.
    So where do the scales lean for now? Can I still hope for a waterproof iPhone soon?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Think water resistant will be what it is


    Pretty much a guarantee
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Do not "lean" too far because at best it will be water resistant! Water proof is way down the road and eludes even android phone.
     
  4. dvir971 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha yeah that's what I meant
     
  5. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping for IP68, which is what is found in the S7, S7 Edge and the Note 7. I have a feeling it will be like the Apple Watch though, it'll be like splash resistant
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    50/50
     
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  8. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    I think the iPhone 7 will be water resistant. In iOS 10 there is apparently a feature where it warns you if your phone is wet if you plug in your charger. I think that might point to a water resistant phone.
     
  9. HEK macrumors 68040

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    I've had a waterproof iPhone since day one. Have dropped in pool, taken iPhone into showers. Heavy rain and still use it. Water sensors have never gone off, inside of iPhone completely dry. And when it becomes cloudy or messed up in some way I just install fresh water proof cover. They available most everywhere, goes by name ZipLoc. I like the duel seal kind.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Many shower and swim with their AW's. That's more than splash resistant.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    AFAIK the rumors haven't gone into much detail aside from "it's coming". Please correct me if I am wrong but even the hardware leaks haven't been indicative of anything along these lines of waterproofing, really.
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    I am assuming the reference was to what Apple claims. Would be nice to actually get a waterproofed device that Apple stands behind. I see little point in waterproofing something if Apple is just going to say water damage still voids warranties. IIRC that is essentially what Apple does with the AW for those who swim with it IF it has water damage.
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Good point, but still, IPX7 isn't horrible:
    One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.

    Under the IPX7 designation, the Apple Watch will be able to withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    My favorite protection on the jet ski and boat.
     
  14. HEK, Aug 13, 2016
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    I was joking of course. Anyone that can't, won't put their phone or AW down for a swim or shower has way bigger issues than a waterproof phone.
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    Works great for small camera as well. Plus if you leave enough air in the bag it floats. Way better then finding it on weedy or muddy bottom.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I get it. I'm just talking about Apples stance. Water damage is water damage (unless I'm mistaken?). Would be nice for them to state it's waterproof and stand behind it. Particularly with how much money we dump into these things.

    I feel like three and a quarter feet isn't even enough to safely swim in. But I know there are people that swim with their watches. I guess I'm just saying more would be better.
     
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    I've gotten my iPhone 6s Plus pretty wet already. I recorded my yard flooding in a heavy rainstorm. I use it with wet hands when I get out of the shower or pool and Siri is being stubborn about playing the playlist I specified. I'm just careful to never get the lightning port wet. My cases cover the switches. I can't take those chances with my SE. I think the iPhones are heading toward a pretty good level of water resistance.
     
  17. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    apple care plus covers water damage for a fee only two
     
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    I would upgrade to the 7 in a heartbeat if it could take pics underwater and hold up in heavy snow and such, practically replacing my gopro.
     
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    Yes I've spilt water and coke on my iPhone 6S plus (newborn baby) and I've not had any issues. It didn't go onto any of the ports, just the screen but that was covered by a glass screen protector so that might have protected it but it was a significant amount.
     

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