How to pass an iPhone 3 point inspection

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nouveau-apple, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    When you trade in an iPhone 6, (which I suspect many will be doing next week)

    There's a 3 point test you have to pass go check to see if your LCD display has been cracked, and one other.

    But the one I wanted to focus on is the water test.

    Everyone knows that there is a little water indicator inside the iPhone. That's what I wanted to know more about.

    What are they actually testing for? Are they testing to see if the iPhone was ever completely submerged in water? Or will the indicator go off if it was raining, and if you had your phone in the shower with you?
     
  2. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    From my understanding Apple is a lot more lenient. I just had my screen replaced and I was told that if my phone had any water damage I would have to pay for the out of warranty price of $299. I live in a state where it rains 200 or more days per year and I have my phone in the bathroom as I shower every day. Unless it was fully submerged in water you should be fine.
     
  3. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    When I took my phone in (although I didn't actually trade it in) they checked for water damage by just removing the sim card. seeing that the sim card is damage free and a quick flash of the torch in to the slot shows that there isn't any water. I was also told that this is all they'd do if I went ahead with the sale.
     
  4. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    What state is that? I live in the rainiest city in the country.
     
  5. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I just googled and you're right, I was only guessing when I said 200 or more, but apparently it's 150 or more but it's Portland, Oregon. My apologies.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  7. ScKcBc macrumors regular

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    they're checking the white water sensors to see if they're pink, which indicates water contact. They aren't checking for moisture
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    External sensors are always checked first. If they are pink then the internal sensor is checked. It's only if all are pink you will fail.
     
  9. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Most people in America think it's Seattle/Portland.. but yeah, down on the Gulf of Mexico (I live 20 minutes from it)... its very humid and wet.
     
  10. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I suspect you'd know if your phone was not going to pass the water damage test.
     

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