Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resistance

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Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature IP68-rated water resistance, which would be an improvement over the IP67-certified iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to The Korea Herald. Samsung's Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified, and the Galaxy S8 is naturally rumored to be as well.


In the IP68 rating, the "6" means the next iPhone would remain effectively dustproof, with "no ingress of dust" and "complete protection against contact," while the "8" means the device will be even more water resistant. The Galaxy S7 is able to withstand 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

For comparison, IP67-rated devices like the iPhone 7 offer the same protection against dust but only have water damage protection against immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter by definition. However, while keeping your device dry is best, tests have shown the iPhone 7 is typically more water resistant than advertised.

Apple describes the iPhone 7 as "splash and water resistant," but its fine print warns that "splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear." Despite having an IP67 rating, liquid damage is still not covered under Apple's warranty.

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DaIfoneboss

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This whole "water resistance" is meaningless if Apple will not stand by their product and replace it because of water damage, in my opinion. Until they do that, I won't be testing out the water resistance.
No company replaces their water resistant devices if customers device messes up from water. Itll never happen, Samsung doesnt do it, no one does..
 

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Does Samsung, or rather which manufacturers do cover water damage in their warranty? Not trying to stir ****, am just interested.

If the answer is all but Apple, that will suffice as an answer.
 
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johnrlaporta

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IP68 rating is a gimmick to you? Its a improvement over the IP67 rating in the 7
I've never needed any sort of waterproofing personally. While it may be of use to some, waterproofing itself on a phone is more of a gimmick in my mind...just the same as the crazy obsession of thinness over battery life or real features. The amount of time and manpower they spend on this could be redirected to something more useful...say...new Macs???
 

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I've never needed any sort of waterproofing personally. While it may be of use to some, waterproofing itself on a phone is more of a gimmick in my mind...just the same as the crazy obsession of thinness over battery life or real features. The amount of time and manpower they spend on this could be redirected to something more useful...say...new Macs???
Well, it's not like there are 3 people working at Apple, and the iPhone guy has to make a choice between helping the iMac girl or the Watch guy, and he just stayed home and worked on making the iPhone more waterproofer.
 

gnasher729

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This whole "water resistance" is meaningless if Apple will not stand by their product and replace it because of water damage, in my opinion. Until they do that, I won't be testing out the water resistance.
Your argument is nonsense. Water resistance is improving. Water damage becomes less likely. Things what would have created water damage two years ago will not create water damage now. But _if_ there is water damage, it's because there was more water than the phone could handle, so it's your fault.
 

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This whole "water resistance" is meaningless if Apple will not stand by their product and replace it because of water damage, in my opinion. Until they do that, I won't be testing out the water resistance.
When they do that to the iPad, I'll get two of them and use them as entertainment paddles to use while swimming laps.