What kind of water proof could the iPhone 8 have ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Could it be 100 percent water proof ?
    Like a year inside a glass cup without damage?
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Rumor is ip68 water resistance. That is not water proof.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Like a year inside a glass cup without damage? What?

    The iPhone 7 is water resistant and the iPhone 8 is highly unlikely be a 100% waterproof. It's rumored that they were going to increase the water resistance with the iPhone 8.
  4. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Just needs to be beer proof. Whatever number that is.
  5. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Depends on how you define waterproof. To me,as sea diver,waterproof might mean a lot more than just a glass of water. I dunno how many rain showers,ski slopes and beer spills my iPhone 6 been through,but it still works fully normal. Of course,more water resistance is helpful,but whatever they say,if I buy one,it won't follow me to 60 fathoms.
  6. Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
  7. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    They'll be improving it by 1/9. From 7 on 8 on the IP scale. Dust proof is already maxed out at 6 (0-6). Water proof will become 8, from 7, which is a scale of 1-9. Differences between 7 and 8 are submersion up to 1m vs 3m, which in real life situations basically means it can survive more pressure, and for longer. Will simply decrease likelihood of failure if dropped in a lake or something and is not able to be dished out within like 30 mins, I'd assume. Otherwise it'll still be capable for everyday drops, like the thunder box.

    Pretty much as good as it gets for electronics. Level 9 water resistance is against high temperature water jets. So that's like theme park stuff. You'd have to be really stupid to require that.
  8. hifu macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2017
    On an island
    Just throwin this out there, mine went into the washing machine, full hour and ten min cycle. No problems. iPhone 7
  9. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I don't think it's possible to be 100% water proof.

    What about deep sea diving? Water jets? High temperature water jets? Steam?

    It'll probably IP68
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No better than the 7 as far as I am concerned.

    Keep it out of the toilet!
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015

    Hell yeah! Had that happen once. I was not sure if I was more upset about the spilled beer or my phone. I lost a great IPA that night :(
  12. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    The rating is for water so any other liquids would definitely affect the resistance.

    I believe it has to do with the surface tension of the liquid.

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