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iPhone X and iPhone 8 Feature IP67 Water Resistance Rating, Same as iPhone 7

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Apple's iPhone X features an IP67 water resistance rating, which is identical to the water resistance rating of the iPhone 7, according to Apple's iPhone X features page. With an IP67 water resistance rating, the iPhone X is splash, water, and dust resistant.

IP67 is two numbers, one that refers to the dust resistance rating and one that refers to water resistance. IP6x is the highest dust resistance rating, so the iPhone X is fully protected against dust.


IPx7, the water resistance rating, means the iPhone X can withstand immersion in water up to one meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes, tested in laboratory conditions. IPx7 is the second-highest rating, below IPx8, which indicates an ability to withstand long periods of submersion under pressure.

Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are also rated as IP67 water and dust resistant. With all of its devices, Apple warns that while they are water and dust resistant, those are not permanent conditions and resistance could decrease as a result of normal wear.

Because Apple does not cover any kind of water damage to iOS devices, it's best to continue to use caution when exposing a water resistant iPhone to liquids, avoiding contact whenever possible.

There were rumors suggesting Apple's new iPhones might feature an IP68 water resistance rating to match the Samsung Galaxy devices, but that particular rumor did not turn out to be true.

As for the Apple Watch Series 3, it too has identical water resistance ratings to the Apple Watch Series 2. According to Apple, the Apple Watch Series 3 has a water resistance of rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is suitable for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or an ocean, but it should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities that involve exposure to deep water or high-velocity water, including a shower.

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I truly think the added water resistance with IP68 would have been a selling point for some , at least in terms of somebody that has their iPhone consistently around water. But then again, I never much cared for water resistance with iPhone, because I don't subject my iPhone near water.
 
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So they show that fancy ad with the watch in high velocity water which I expected them to follow up by saying it was 100% waterproof now and yet it's not even capable of the commercial? Laaame
 
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1) it's notable they advertise salt water resistance for the watch

2) I wouldn't be surprised if there were massive under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone water resistance. We'll find out with YouTube testers.
 
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So basically the only difference from the 7 is wireless charging and faster processor. Pretty weak. Glad I sold my 7 plus 128gb for 650 last week on ebay. I'll try out the note 8 once it comes in.
You ordered it?
 
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The only difference is IP67 states "no harm when submerged for up to 30min at 1 meter or less", and the IP68 states "no harm when submerged more than 30min in more than 1 meter; companies should stablish the exact amount"

Which in Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia case, that is 1.5 meters.
 
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The only difference is IP67 states "no harm when submerged for up to 30min at 1 meter or less", and the IP68 states "no harm when submerged more than 30min in more than 1 meter; companies should stablish the exact amount"

Which in Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia case, that is 1.5 meters.
Yup, any device that is IP67 compliant could be considered IP68 under a strict reading of the spec. The minimum survivable depth for both specs is 1m. The 1.5m is defined by Samsung, not the IP68 spec.
 
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So they show that fancy ad with the watch in high velocity water which I expected them to follow up by saying it was 100% waterproof now and yet it's not even capable of the commercial? Laaame
Nobody said it wasn't capable... surfing isn't 30 mph jets of water battering the face of the watch.
 
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With them getting an electronic sim (i.e. sim card emulation) in the watch, that milestone means they may be able to eliminate the sim card slot in the next iPhone. With wireless charging (get all the bugs out in this rev), they could eliminate the lightning port in the next iPhone.

Now you'll have the "rub" that if they come out with an ATM5 rated iPhone 11, all the peeps on here will be whining about how the screen isn't responsive under water. :)

Edit: Once again, for all those that keep using the non-term "waterproof" - never, ever, going to happen in your lifetime that we have waterproof electronics. (that means regardless of depth and duration...think Marianas trench for a year).
 
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