iPhone 5 Headphone jack -droplet of water-sensor?

frostylou

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Jul 24, 2008
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Quick question, I just got my new iPhone 5. I was concerned that I might've gotten a drop of water in the Jack.
Someone told me at the Apple Store, that there is no longer a sensor there. And someone else there told me there still is one there.
My question is, if there isn't a sensor there and 'if' a couple of droplets of rain went in there., would any sensor be triggered?

Thx for your help
 

spades1412

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Jun 12, 2009
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I had my iPhone replaced today at the Apple store. The genius popped out the SIM card to check for water damage. There is a water sensor on the screen side of the SIM card slot. There is also another one internally next to the sleep/wake button.
 

frostylou

macrumors newbie
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Jul 24, 2008
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I had my iPhone replaced today at the Apple store. The genius popped out the SIM card to check for water damage. There is a water sensor on the screen side of the SIM card slot. There is also another one internally next to the sleep/wake button.
Thx Spades.
So is it safe to assume that of a drop of water got In the headphone jack,it would not trigger the sensors?
 

spades1412

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Jun 12, 2009
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Thx Spades.
So is it safe to assume that of a drop of water got In the headphone jack,it would not trigger the sensors?
I would assume so, however, I am very careful to not allow any water to hit the phone. I would guess that if a drop of water did make its way into the headphone jack and the jack still worked after it dried out, you would be safe and no water sensors would have been tripped.

I use my phone all the time while running, cycling, and any other working out. I'm always worried about a drop of sweat hitting it and doing some kind of damage. Snack sized Zip lock bags work great to keep the phone dry.