Does Water Resistant Watch Mean Water Resistant iPhone?

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  1. iFanaddic, Jul 19, 2015
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    We all know Apple likes to port technologies from one family of devices to the next. Take force touch for example, already in the macbook.

    With that in mind since Apple has now acquired experience in waterproofing with the Apple Watch. Are our chances of seeing a water Resistant iPhone 6S any better? 7m maybe? What do you think?

    When you think about it, they've successfully sealed a button similar to the sleep button of the iPhone, they've sealed a speaker and a mic, the watches screen seems similarly design as the iPhones. All we need is water proofing the mute switch and the lighting cable (Which i dont think is possible? NFC Wireless charging anyone???)
     
  2. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    It's entirely possible for them to water seal the phone as Sony's Xperia Z4 has an exposed micro USB port, but is still rated for submersion. Will Apple do it? I don't think so. The only reason they have water resistance on the watch is because it needs to be able to be used like a normal watch. People would never have bought one if you had to take it off anytime you were near water. That'd be absurd. Since Apple doesn't seem to be too keen on underwater pictures and the like, I find it highly doubtful they'd do it; it'd be nice though. Wireless charging is a higher likelihood (NFC charging isn't a term for that), but there is a whole list of headaches associated with that.
     
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    I've had the xperia z1, z2 etc... Waterproofing is shocking, the port covers all started wearing and falling off after 3 months. Swapped the phone under warrenty a few times but continued to happen. It starts with the rubber sealing and ends with the entire port falling off.

    Result was a fugly phone with exposed sim, exposed memory card port etc.

    Who knows, we might get it eventually for the phone's casing but I'm more excited by their patent in waterproofing their inner components from harm. A different approach for sure, but how many patents do apple own and not pursue.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I would love it if they do, and I fully expect them to at some point, but I think we are at least a couple generations away from apple doing that. It will be something they do to follow everyone when most other flagship phones are also waterproof.
     
  5. chambone, Jul 20, 2015
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    I've had a Z1c for about a year now, but the ports still open and close like new. I use a magnetic charging cable though, so only the sim port gets opened every now and then, when I switch phones. The usb port is always closed and so is the sd port, save for problems/flashing software.
     
  6. chambone, Jul 20, 2015
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    I guess waterproofing has drawbacks as well, like speaker and mic sound quality (comparing my Z1c with my 5S). I don't think Apple will compromise on that, unless they can solve it.

    Also, waterproofing will be a pain for repairs, as everything is put together with rubber gaskets, double sided adhesive rubber tape, glue etc.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Not going to happen to the 6S. The entire case would have to be redesigned IF Apple decides to do this. SO it would be the 7 at the earliest.
     
  8. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems my iphone 6 is already water proof.fell in a lake for a couple of mins,i am on it now typing this
     
  9. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Water resistant and waterproof are two different things.
     
  10. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes like the watch water resistant.
     
  11. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you said earlier that it was waterproof. The iPhone is not rated for water resistance. The organization and sealing of certain components gives the phone an inherent water resistance, but the phone is not meant for that kind of use.
     

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