iPhone 7 water resistance

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  1. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    Have you people tested the water resistance on the 7 for example steam from a shower steam , steam from coffee , or rain ,dunking in water ?
     
  2. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    I expect the iPhone 7 Plus to do very well in water. Steam? Not a chance.
     
  3. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    steam is also liquid I think it can handle it.
     
  4. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    lol. whatever you do, do not take your iphone 7 with you to a hot shower.
     
  5. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    I don't what about steam from coffee
     
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    The iPhone is rated for a meter of water although no longer than 30 min submerged. It has been shown to last at deeper depths. But I suspect that after prolonged use for such depths that it may soon buckle under pressure. A hot atmosphere would probably exacerbate this issue. I can foresee the iPhone handling its rating nicely under regular use, although one must understand that repeated usage under those circumstances deteriorated its waterproofing rating after each use; similar to how a rechargeable battery gets less strong after each use.
     
  7. MacTechnics macrumors 6502

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    I dunked my phone into a Tupperware filled with water, twice, and it was all gravy. Completely fine.
     
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    Steam is a lot easier to get into the iPhone than water.
     
  9. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    I see luckily Apple care plus cover it with a fee . I just keep using my 40 buck otter box case or get a life proof case
     
  10. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    Well, I mean, your iPhone 7 will be fine next to a pot of coffee just fine...however don't drop your coffee in a pot of hot coffee lol.
     
  11. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Well, since the last two iPhone 7 ads have featured it's water resistance, clearly it better be.
     
  12. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    Water resistance =/= very hot water creating steam resistance
     
  13. wjereb macrumors member

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    I had my iPhone 7 in a phone holder on my Harley yesterday & rode through several downpours with no problem.
     
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    Yeah, but you have to make sure you turn off "shake to undo" .......
     
  15. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    The jet black is a big dust collector I collected a spec of dust on the outer side of the charging port
     
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    Steam will ultimately penetrate the iPhone in a different manner than water would. The seals and adhesive would not be tested for this.
     
  18. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Is the whole phone water and dust resistance even the home button right
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The iPhone 7 is rated IP67X. Water and dust resistant.
     
  20. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    The home button is not a real button. It is solid-state, so it does not click. There's just an indentation in the glass, and the taptic engine provides haptic feedback when you apply pressure to simulate the sensation that the button clicks.
     
  21. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    While I have not tested this with my iPhone 7+, I do regularly take my Apple Watch into the steam room at the gym. I have been doing it for almost a year with no problems.
     
  22. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Similarly, I've showered every day since I got my first gen Apple Watch and it still works perfectly fine. I've also taken it in the ocean and pool with no ill effects. The iPhone 7 is rated for the same water resistance level so it should do just as good.

    Also, I've showered with my 7 Plus for the past three days in a row (for music in the shower) and it's been perfect so far. I really don't think there's anything to worry about.
     
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  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why do you ask? Touchscreen doesn't work with dripping wet fingers anyway.
     
  25. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Just asking if you people used your iPhone with wet hands after you people washed your hands
     

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