Due to all the rumors about one of the potential reasons the headphone jack might be removed was to perhaps waterproof it better, it lead me to wonder how many people (whether you agree with the headphone jack being removed or not) actually felt that the iPhone being more waterproof is a welcome addition, in comparison to how many people are either indifferent, or strongly against it. So I'm doing this one as a poll, and feel free to leave posts on your general opinions here. Remember, we are all different, so there are no wrong answers, just what is right for you personally, so please keep it friendly. Just nice to know what everybody thinks. In case you were wondering, I actually have quite mixed feelings about it, and they have changed somewhat from time to time, so I have enabled this poll to allow you to change your answer in case you ever do so too. (Would actually be interesting to see as an experiment what you answered before reading all the posts and opinions, if your answer changed yourself after reading the various different posts from the various different viewpoints that are likely to start appearing on here). -So feel free to follow up and let us know if your opinion changes, and if so, how. For me personally, when I first heard about iPhones perhaps being more waterproof, I was probably more in the camp of "B) I wouldn't need to use it often, but I'd still welcome the feature". I could imagine uses for it, but I probably could have just as easily answered "C) I don't mind either way, so no matter what happens, this is certainly not a deal-breaker". The second time I changed my opinion about this question was when I went to a water park in Barcelona. For that, we had to buy a special waterproof wallet thingie which they sold in the park itself for this purpose (one of these in case you were wondering https://www.amazon.com/SEAWAG-CASE-CERTFICATE-BLACK-UNISEX/dp/B00WTCEFH6 ) Of course, wishing I didn't have to fork out the 20 euros just for this purpose, I found myself suddenly wishing more that iPhones were waterproof anyway (but also came to the conclusion that water resistant wouldn't really cut it in this situation, and would have to have been truly water PROOF to the extent that many of the divers watches are). If not, I'd have probably used the waterproof wallet anyway. In all fairness to the thing, it did actually solve the waterproofing problem quite well, and had zero issues with leakages. However, there were indeed both advantages, and also drawbacks of this method. On the pros side, I did find the waterproofing extremely effective, and then I got thinking about how having the strap for an activity like this was actually way better than having a waterproof iPhone, because even if the iPhone was 100% waterproof, you'd still need some way to carry it somehow. (most swim trunks or bikinis usually aren't equipped with pockets, and even for guys who have swimshorts that do have pockets, they don't usually have zippers, so an iPhone would really easily slip out, and that could certainly ruin your day). One of the major drawbacks and niggles to the waterproof wallet method though was that while TouchID still worked flawlessly with it, and the touch screen worked pretty well, the buttons on the top and sides were a bit of a pain to press. Another disadvantage is this is probably not the way I'd want to waterproof it if (say) my purpose was for using my iPhone in the shower. (for that I'd want the actual iPhone itself to be 100% waterproof). So this led me to the assumption that, while I would never do that now, I probably would start doing stuff like that if it truly had that capability. So at this point, my opinion has changed to "A) This would be extremely useful in my daily life, and would greatly welcome it." The next time I changed my opinion was when I heard the rumor that the headphone jack was being removed. Now this really annoyed me! At first I thought it was because they were just trying to make the iPhone thinner, and while the waterproofing ability might have potentially softened that blow, for me this was certainly not a big enough reason to do it. So at this point you could strongly count me in the "D) Would be nice, but never at the expense of removing the headphone jack!" category. I'd still say that's by far the closest to how I feel about it actually, as I really do use that headphone jack alot, and if the iPhone was never waterproof, I think I could live with that way way more. However, that's on;y because the waterproofing thing was not one of those majorly essential things for me, and if removing the jack meant something more useful was in place that I strongly cared about more, then my answer would probably be different. I have mentioned in a previous post about the rumor that wireless charging was one of those things that I'd probably forgive them for removing it in that case, as for me this is something that I've secretly craved for a long time. And after thinking about that, I did find myself thinking that perhaps there were reasons I might get over it after all. I just don't think that waterproofing was one of them. But that was just me rambling on. You don't have to share the same opinion as me (in fact, this post would be pretty pointless if you all did), So now it's your turn.... What does all this mean to you? And have you got any other insights and usage suggestions to share that you think may even change my mind? I'd love to know what yo think!