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.

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    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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  2. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    This was disappointing, it would have made it more of a significant upgrade from the 7 and in general would be extremely useful to have.
     
  3. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

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    So I guess adding IP68 would've screwed with the margins too much?
     
  4. ghost187 macrumors 6502a

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    YouTube tests on the iPhone 7 last year showed that Apple underpromised and over delivered. I suspect they further improved it this year.
     
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  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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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.
     
  7. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    They have glass phones now....IP68 should be much easier to implement especially when you don't have a headphone jack. Cheaping out again......
     
  8. B4U macrumors 65816

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    My Xperia XZ came out last year has IP68. Why is the iPhone not capable to do such?
     
  9. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

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    I'm a careful person, but accidents do happen and it would've been nice and potentially a money saver to have IP68.
     
  10. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's as good as the 7 which way over delivered. This is just being conservative.
     
  11. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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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
     
  12. macTW macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  13. NIKKG macrumors regular

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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.
     
  14. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    You ordered it?
     
  15. err404 macrumors 68020

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    There is no practical difference between IP67 and IP68 as defined by the specification.
     
  16. Act3 macrumors 6502a

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    it would cut into their profit margins.
     
  17. Kahio macrumors member

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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.
     
  18. b0nd18t macrumors 6502

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    I have to LOL when I read people saying they are going to get a note 8 after seeing how much the iPhone X sucks
     
  19. NIKKG macrumors regular

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    Ya i pre-ordered the note 8 for 500 bucks cause I had the note 7. Can't beat the price.
     
  20. err404 macrumors 68020

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    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 a fair few Android phones for half the cost offer better water and dust resistance, he'll Samsung and even made the Note 8 stylus IP68.... Timmy must really want to have 400 billion US sat in off shore accounts..
     
  22. macTW macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody said it wasn't capable... surfing isn't 30 mph jets of water battering the face of the watch.
     
  23. fischersd macrumors 68040

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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).
     
  24. aylk macrumors member

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    I guess you don't surf...
     
  25. macTW macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I do. And jet ski. I doubt you do given your comment.
     

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