Since iPhone 7 is already water proof

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pectin232, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Can I take it to do some light scuba diving? Ashame that Samsung 7 is already underwater ready.. I hope this one can... need just a strap to hold on to it since no lifeproof cases needed anymore! Would one be able to control camera functions?
  2. ogs123 macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    No. IP67 means Immersion up to 1m. Unless you are into very shallow scuba diving.
  3. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    My girlfriend loves that
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Yes, once.
  5. pectin232 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I have seen 1000s now on youtube people going 9-20ft deep. I think it can but still I am skeptical and worried it will void applecare. It is a shame that Apple did not make it 100% waterproof. They should when more and more phones are now 100% waterproof. I wonder if Applewatch 2 can be water proof fully??
  6. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    What phones are 100% waterproof? Even the Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge is IP68 WATER RESISTANT. There's a difference between water resistance and waterproof. I would get a waterproof case just in case and no it's not gonna void applecare.
  7. Ries macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2007
    Don't ever put it in the ocean, it is water proof, not corrosion immune. Salt water and metal doesn't work very well together.

  8. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    The answer is out there, all over the internet. Bottom line is you can take it underwater a little bit, but as to how far, how long, and how often will depend on your own risk acceptance.

    Waterproofing will continue to improve every year. If you're looking for an OEM guarantee that you can take it to 25-30 meters, it will not happen in the next decade if ever. Why you may ask? Because Apple would have to double or triple the size of the phone to accommodate the extra seals that could handle the pressure. Do you think Apple will ever do this to accommodate 1/500,000th of their customer base?

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