So are we seriously gonna start browsing the phone while showering??? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, Sep 4, 2016.


Would you shower with your "water resistant" iPhone 7?

  1. Yes

    38 vote(s)
  2. No

    79 vote(s)
  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I figured I would be the one to make this thread. Like are we actually gonna be in there browsing and stuff? Listening to music?

    Normally if I ever get too lazy to bring a bluetooth stereo in there I will just play some music through the speakerphone while I am getting ready and showering but when I am in the shower I can only faintly hear it in the background.

    Now I could just have it on the shower panel there next to the soap.

    Or if Im randomly thinking about something in the shower, as I often do, I can just grab the phone and ask Siri something as the water drizzles on me.

    Is this really gonna happen? Or is that too much...
  2. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
    I plan on facetimeing people underwater in the bath. I dunno about you.
  3. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Sure and next time I am on the toilet and I drop the phone in I can just pull it out and keep talking on it..... maybe not. :(
  5. mjwebb macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2016
    Now when my parents call/FaceTime me to help them with technology, I won't be able to use the excuse that I was in the pool or showering anymore. Thanks a lot Apple. :rolleyes:
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Personally, just because my phone is water resistant doesn't mean that I'm going to go out of my way to get it wet. Just as I wouldn't go out of my way to get shot because I'm wearing a bulletproof vest.
  7. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Well, you could use your phone to browse for [censored] while [censored] off like a maniac.
  8. LKN macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Actually before anyone actually starts using it the shower or taking it swimming

    Watch the youtube water tests on the iPhone first. See how that compares.

    But if its as good as apple watch IPX7 then it wont be an issue as ive showered with my watch before and washed it loads of times no issues.
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    "We"? Uhm, no. That's a big ol' negative there Bobby boy.
  10. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    yeah wouldn't mind being able to listen to a podcast while in the shower getting ready for work. Or catching some NBA highlights from my phone.
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I don't get in the shower to listen to music, watch videos, surf the web or anything else
    I get in the shower to shower
    Get in, get out
    On with my day
  12. dragon671556 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2013
    If you have a Lifeproof case or another waterproof case you could be doing that right now. Having said that I do have a Lifeproof case on my 6s and I listen to podcasts before I get in the shower and after I get out but the phone still isn't near the shower. Are we really that dependent on Facebook and stuff that we can't shower with out updating our status?
  13. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    I would like to see it water proof, not for using it in the shower, like already said I'm the get in and get out type. But for work it would be perfect, getting caught in a downpour while working or just getting wet from doing something.
  14. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I sometimes have my phone with me while biking, hiking, running and it's good to know that it won't brake if I get into a rain shower.........
  15. machtv macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    err that really doesn't make sense. so i take it you don't listen to news or music while your in your car. because well your car is for driving and not for music or news right? that's basically what your saying
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I will still treat it the same and keep away from getting it wet.
    And hell no I'm not taking it in the shower or pool.
    You guys can go for it and let us know what's up.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 4, 2016 ---
    It makes perfect sense. You don't.
    Most people get in the shower to shower and get out. Not to update their Facebook status, tweet or use electronic devices while cleaning themselves.
  17. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    This is about using the phone in the shower, he gave a good explanation about not needing it in the shower too.
  18. PJM83 macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2014
    I have owned a few ip rated phones to this day (various xperia's and s7) I love taking the phone with me while taking a bath, and I often wash my phone after a days work.
    I also put the phone under the tap straight after getting it out of the box, just to get it out of the way. Was nervy about it the first time but now i just feels normal.
  19. Rangers94 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2014
    Waterproofing is not necessarily a gimmick imo but honestly I never ruined my phone because of water.
  20. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    OP, I'm guessing you're referring to the rumoured waterproofing.

    I was just hiking in the pouring rain. It was too warm to wear my goretex. I had to put my phone in a sealed bag and it threw of my elevation readings. Shame, since I enjoy challenging my personal best every month.

    When I'm out in rainy weather I look for shelter prior to calling or texting. Id love to never think twice about that.

    I don't leave my phone in the bathroom when I'm taking a shower. I've heard of people getting water damage from excessive condensation.

    My phone fell in water once, not completely submerged. It was probably only ok because of the level of water proofing already present.

    Water proofing seems like every day practicality to me. I live in a rainier climate than many, but still!
  22. Sparkymoto macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    Water resistance is great, I use my phone on a handlebar mount for cycling. With the water resistance I don't have to worry when it rains
  23. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    There was a commenter on Reddit asking if it'd be waterproof enough to strap to his motorcycle in the rain. Seriously.
  24. Sparkymoto macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    It is I've been using water resistant androids on my motorcycle mounts for a few years. There's a company called Ram that makes custom mounts for cars, motorcycles, etc. Right now I have the Note 7, which is water resistant, and hoping the iPhone goes this route eventually
  25. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2016
    My watch has a screw-down crown, fresh seals and gaskets and a 100m WR, and I still take it off when I go the pool.

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