iPhone 7 Waterproof

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JacksonCraig94, Sep 5, 2016.

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Do you care about the iPhone 7 being waterproof?

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  1. JacksonCraig94 macrumors regular

    JacksonCraig94

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    I see so many people wanting the iPhone 7 to be waterproof whilst I'm here thinking why?? I just don't get why everyone wants it to be waterproof. If you can't leave your phone in a safe place whilst showering/ swimming etc then what is wrong with you? I never take my phone in the bathroom or leave it near my hot tub. I just leave it either in my bedroom, kitchen or a good distance from my hot tub. The only reason i would want it to be waterproof is if i accidentally got splashes on my phone. SPLASHES! I wouldn't dream of using my phone in the shower/hot tub even if it was waterproof.
     
  2. brianric macrumors regular

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    First place the iPhone 7 is water resistant, not waterproof. Yes I'm interested in the iPhone 7 Plus. I'm a photographer for various charities, mainly American Cancer Society, and all there outdoor events are must do events, which means short of lightining or extreme high winds they are held rain or shine. That means I'm out there usually with a Nikon D5 with a rain cape on the camera body and lens. Having a weather resistant phone in my pocket is one less thing I have to worry about.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    For me it would be a good feature to have available in case some accident occurs.
    But not a major selling point or something I would buy the phone for. I never had a need for water resistance or got my iphones wet.
    I can see it now all these people will go buy the iphone 7 and start taking it in the shower, pool and all kinds of craziness and pushing it to the limits like that and then be upset at Apple because it stopped working.
    It's going to be lots of fun for many Apple reps dealing with entitled people that ruined their devices and expect Apple to be replacing them for free.
    Good times ahead, get ready MacRumors:D
     
  4. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular

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    I agree with what you are saying but if it is I will use it to facetime people in the bath and shower.
     
  5. JacksonCraig94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I totally agree with you! I wouldn't buy the phone because it's water resistant but it is good just incase a accident happens but i feel like people are going crazy over the iPhone 7 being water resistant. I'm just like "Okay, its water resistant. Whats the big deal" haha!
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're serious?:D
     
  7. JacksonCraig94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is so funny!! I bet some crazy people will try Facetiming in the bath haha!!
     
  8. iWallace26 macrumors regular

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    Just your doing in your profile pic lol jk
     
  9. Gypsy36 macrumors regular

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    Having dropped my beloved iPhone 4 in a toilet mere days after release, I can see a potential benefit to this feature.

    (By some strange miracle it lived and, except being renamed the "pPhone" by my brother in law, it suffered no further consequence)
     
  10. azfalcons Suspended

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    I think it is a huge selling point. You may never need to use it but that one time it happens you'll be glad it's water resistant. With whag we pay for these phones all of them should be water resistant
     
  11. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    I hike and backpack a lot. Sometimes it rains or I cross a stream or creek. It'd be nice to not have to lock my phone in a bulky waterproof case while taking photos or video. So yes, it's a huge deal for me.
     
  12. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    If you live in a tropical country, you'll know why. Personally I used to live in South Asia and it rains very often.
     
  13. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm definitely excited about the iPhone 7 (potentially if the rumour is true) having IPX7 water resistance. No it's not because I want to shower or go swimming with my iPhone. Since I work as an environmental scientist my job often takes me to remote locations, usually around water and sometime in the pouring rain. While I always take steps to protect my phone it would be nice to not have to worry about it so much...
     
  14. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Who cares why people want the phone? If water resistance is something that somebody gets excited for, more power to them. Not everybody has the same features they want in a phone, and that's okay.

    Same thing for people who want the new iPhone because of a new color. If that compels them to buy it, then great. Personal preference is a beautiful thing.

    Anyway, water resistance is just another way to make the iPhone more hardy. Strengthened aluminum, cover glass, and now water resistance just helps the iPhone become more durable.
     
  15. Two Stacks macrumors member

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    it's helpful if you get caught in the rain, or drop it in a puddle by mistake.
     
  16. DadBod630 macrumors regular

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    God I just hope the camera really is good so you can take some more narcissistic pictures of yourself
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Humidity, hurricanes, idiots that spill drinks at dinner, unexpected hose downs at concerts, bad practical jokes with water, flight attendants with shaky hands, snowboarding, camouflaged swimming pools, drunk hos in clubs, and the list goes on....

    It's pretty much for us who actually do things and live our lives without trying to baby a piece of technology and shelter it from the world like most kids are while growing up nowadays.

    I spend a lot of my free time scuba diving and having an ipx7 rated phone is a huge plus.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 6, 2016 ---
    Dude. You live like 12 feet below sea level in NOLA. This reason enough, alone.

    Voodoo is coming up and I've seen many a phone destroyed in those 3 days.
     
  18. Dandandan65 macrumors newbie

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    I think a water resistant iPhone is a good idea. Sure you may not see a need for it but if its just a feature which is the next natural step in the cycle of the product then why not, it sure can't make people go against the iPhone.
     
  19. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Yes, because those places you've listed are the only places your phone could get wet…
     
  20. rctlr macrumors 6502a

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    I lost an iphone to a mop bucket, so I welcome water resistance.
     
  21. Roadstar macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should get out of the house a little bit more :) Especially in the UK you might find some other use cases for a water resistant phone quite quickly :D
     
  22. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    It will be.

    It won't be.
     
  23. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    I work outside (mailman) and I also am a runner. So i'm outside a lot. I've never had an issue with other iPhones in regards to water penetrating the iPhones but it'd be nice to not have to worry about it if it was raining or I wanted to take pics of the kids playing at a local splash park.
     
  24. tkukoc macrumors 6502a

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    Despite what Apple says tomorrow, it's not going to be fully waterproof. IPX7 is a great start but for those who are clumsy or around water a lot, your still going to need to be careful.
     
  25. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    Its not a deal breaker for me, but I care. I jog a lot and don't feel like caring if its raining for my phone. Also its simple things like having it on the counter and someone spills something.
     

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