My girlfriend dropped her iPhone 6 into a tide-pool, where it remained underneath a couple of inches of saltwater for at least five minutes, half buried in sand. She came back to the hotel room, crying. I said, what's wrong? And she told me the sad tale of how it fell out of her jacket pocket and it took her 5 or 10 frantic minutes to find it once she realized it was missing. I asked her to hand it to me, and when she did I cleaned out the sand from the lightning port and headphone jack with a GUM Go-Between (a sort of cross between dental floss and a toothbrush, a piece of wire on a handle with tiny bristles). I shook it but no water came out. I connected it to her laptop and downloaded all her pix, and backed up the device. It began charging the battery. I tested all the functions. There was not a drop of water under the screen or in the camera. TouchID sensor works perfectly still. Makes calls. Receives texts. Plays Vain Glory. A few days later, still, no problems at all. Read on iFixit's teardown that the iPhone 6 has some gaskets around the buttons. I had no idea that it was somewhat waterproof, strange that they don't advertise this fact. Of course with their enemies slathering at the bit for the next "-gate" to bring Apple down with, I'm not surprised they kept this quiet. I mean if they said it was some classification of waterproof, surely, some YouTube one-hit-wonder would make some video where they "prove" it leaks, or cast doubt upon how waterproof it actually is, or show how much more waterproof Samsung's one is, or claim Apple copied Samsung on the waterproofing… etc. … But all I know is, this iPhone 6 survived a trip into the ocean and sand. I'm pretty amazed.