Next iPhone needs to be water resistant

dba415

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Being water resistant is huge.

The S5 got it right by bringing it to the masses.

All phones should be water resistant.
 

McGiord

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Well 2 years ago this topic was brought to discussion in the forum and many were opposed to the idea. Funny how things evolve.
Hopefully some kind of protection is given.
Sapphire screen plus liquid metal and water resistance will make the iPhone a very robust product. Hopefully something like the Casio G-Shock watches...iWatch?
 

Mildredop

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But Apple probably make millions from replacements and repairs, so I wonder if they would want to.
 

sunking101

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Ugh, just no.
Have you seen the Xperia? With all those fragile flappy port covers? Do you really want to have to pull a flap open with your nail every time you need to charge your phone? And then watch the flap deteriorate over a few months because it's a 5c piece of plastic attached to the phone by a 1c plastic hinge? :-/
 

Unami

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Ugh, just no.
Have you seen the Xperia? With all those fragile flappy port covers? Do you really want to have to pull a flap open with your nail every time you need to charge your phone? And then watch the flap deteriorate over a few months because it's a 5c piece of plastic attached to the phone by a 1c plastic hinge? :-/
don't think that's necessary - there's no reason the connectors can't be made waterproof without port covers - i'd be more worried about microphone/speakers quality if they were waterproof.
 

carjakester

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theres a company called underwater audio who take iPod shuffles and are able to make them waterproof without changing the device itself. perhaps this process could be applied to iPhones.
 

*~Kim~*

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I can't think why Apple would want to do this when they make money out of people having to buy new phones because they got water on theirs.

I wish they would though, I always end up leaving my 5s at home when there is heavy rain.
 

demure84

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Jun 1, 2014
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What for? Apple often takes form over function to make their products more visually appealing. Remember the iPhone 4 antenna problem and the glass edges, front and back that were so easily damaged when the phone was dropped? It sure was the most beautiful phone ever made It's not their nature to plug up iPhone's jacks just so that you could go swimming with it.
 

eelw

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Sep 19, 2012
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Just curious if anyone here has damaged their iPhones when caught out in heavy rainstorm?
 

The Doctor11

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Yes that would be awesome

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theres a company called underwater audio who take iPod shuffles and are able to make them waterproof without changing the device itself. perhaps this process could be applied to iPhones.
Don't they do that by just spraying It with some sh**
 
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