Next iPhone needs to be water resistant

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dba415, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. dba415 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    It's very nice to not have to think about it.

    Apple should implement this.
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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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?
     
  4. Indian Devil macrumors regular

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    As long as they don't add another $100 to the cost, i am all for it.
     
  5. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    But Apple probably make millions from replacements and repairs, so I wonder if they would want to.
     
  6. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    If there were an iPhone I could take underwater pictures in the ocean with I'd pay an extra 100 bucks for that without question!
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i don't want water resistance until they can add it without the phone looking like an awkward hard to hold brickish blob.
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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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? :-/
     
  9. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    That would be awesome.
     
  10. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    I would gladly pay for that, Samsung got it right by adding that.
     
  11. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Water proof with flaps over the ports? No thanks.
     
  12. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  13. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    sony has been doing this for years...forget about samsung
     
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  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  18. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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  20. demure84 macrumors member

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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.
     
  21. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    You heard of wireless charging?

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    Doubt it would be salt water proof anyway
     
  22. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious if anyone here has damaged their iPhones when caught out in heavy rainstorm?
     
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    Yes that would be awesome

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    Don't they do that by just spraying It with some sh**
     
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