Water resistance is an amazing feature

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Booji, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    I travel internationally on a regular basis, and I'm a fan of beaches and being near water. In the past, keeping my device away from the water - worries about being caught in a rain shower, or dropping it in the water as I walk along the beach have always caused me to take extra precaution or at times even leave my device behind.

    Water resistance so much of that anxiety is gone and I can always pack my 7+ with me without fear of damage. I'm not one of those who takes my phone in the water like some of my friends do, but using water resistance for what is designed for has turned out to make my travel experience so much better.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I would still be extremely cautious. Don't rely on it. People are having their phones break with a light rain shower. It might be rated for water resistance but Apple will not backup that claim. If it breaks you have to pay for an OOW replacement.

    Treat it like any other iPhone. If it happens to get wet by accident be thankful for the resistance (if yours holds up) but never rely on it.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-make-apple-test-ip67-condition-on-iphone-7-and-7.2012313/
     
  4. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    Cue the people trying to take a photo under water for the animated 7 second Facebook profile pic.
     
  5. Booji thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine actually took his 7+ diving. The video was gorgeous and he claims there was no problems, but I don't think I would try it.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't either. Although another individual I know did use their iPhone 7 under water and had no issues. But I am not nearly as daring.
     
  7. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    The water resistance is an amazing feature, but like others here have mentioned I don't plan to test it out. However, it should be great for any accidental spills.
     
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    We have had 7 users experience damage from just being in a rain shower or less so I would not be feeling that good about the iPhone's water resistance.
     
  10. jshtroutman macrumors regular

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    I don't trust any feature apple wont backup. I treat mine as if it has no water resistance at all. I can only hope if I do have an accident it will be fine.
     
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    Samsung won't back up their water proofing either.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Doesn't matter. You said Samsung won't backup waterproofing and they indeed do. All articles before July show that S7 Active is not covered but then Samsung changed that. I cannot find their official policy on the S7 regular. But if one has changed I imagine the other has as well.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    So it's all or nothing? Or all true or all false? They won't back up waterproofing on the galaxy s7.
     
  17. Mlrollin91, Nov 8, 2016
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    Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    What? Samsung does 100% cover water damage for the S7 Active. Again, I can not find an updated warranty guide for the S7. Last time it was updated was at release of the phone. But regardless, you said, "Samsung won't backup their waterproofing" and as I have shared with you, they will indeed backup their S7 Active.
     
  18. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone would be fine in freshwater and rain showers, but I wouldn't be careless around beaches and saltwater.

    Sand grains and salt water are still a hazard, regardless of water and dust resistance.
     
  19. Mike5254 macrumors regular

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    Regardless if it is rain or salt water (being corrosive). I waited so long for my phone to arrive. I don't expect for a fast replacement and I paid full price for a SIM-FREE phone.
    I travel a lot internationally too and I don't expect each countries Apple Store can replace it either.
    I would never take chances.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Should would likely be a better word than would given that it can very well not be fine in any of those situations for some reason, as we have seen based on various cases of people having their phones sustain liquid damage.
     
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I've been caught in plenty of unexpected rain showered while travelling and at home. Waterproofing is a big feature for me.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As long as it works.
     

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