Water resistance

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  1. TaporSnap macrumors newbie

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    I don't think i saw any details of the water resistance for the iPhone 7. Will it be similar/better to Samsung?
     
  2. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Just look up IP67 and you'll have your answer.
     
  3. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    I've read conflicting info on the water resistance. Some are saying that only the home button is water and dust resistance up to 1 metre, 30 minutes (IP67) but not the entire device.
     
  4. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    "Apple said the iPhone 7 has IP67 water-resistance, which means it's technically capable of working down to one meter (about 3.3 feet) under water for up to 30 minutes. Still, Apple won't cover water damage on the iPhone 7 under the warranty..."
     
  5. TaporSnap thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same h20 resistance as Samsung Galaxy 6. Others were able to take their phone in a pool others were not so lucky.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    What on Earth would be the point of making part of the phone water resistant for up to a meter's depth?? Think about that for a minute.
     
  8. TaporSnap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting.... A buddy sent me a video of him underwater. (that's why I asked the question)
     
  9. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    The Galaxy has grommets or seals on the charging and headphone jacks. It is suspected that those who had water damage on their devices had either defective external rubber seals or weren't sealed properly by the user. I don't believe the new iPhone has these seals to protect the connectors?
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Less resistant than this years Samsungs, fire and water. Neither company covers water damage.
     
  11. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    I believe Apple does one time water damage under Apple Care Plus.
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    On the one hand, covering water damage is difficult because I suppose I could go beyond what it is rated for and claim I never did. On the other hand it would be kind of s drag to get a faulty unit, fall in a pool (like their keynote) and have a busted phone.
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    Without the need to pay a deductible?
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No? Its just you can use one of your AC+ $99 deductible for water damage.
     
  14. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    Right, that's what I meant. The deductible is still cheaper than buying a new phone.
     
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Well, to be fair, this year's Samsung has caused a little fire damage.
     

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