What kind of water proof could the iPhone 8 have ?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be 100 percent water proof ?
    Somehow....
    Like a year inside a glass cup without damage?
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Rumor is ip68 water resistance. That is not water proof.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    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 68030

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    Just needs to be beer proof. Whatever number that is.
     
  5. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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  7. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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 macrumors P6

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    No better than the 7 as far as I am concerned.

    Keep it out of the toilet!
     
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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