Will We Ever See A Waterproof iPhone?

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I just bought a waterproof digital camera and I love it. Seems to me, that making a waterproof iPhone wouldn't be that hard. Only thing is, all that lost money on people buying new iPhones after they dropped the old one in the toilet.
     
  2. F123D macrumors 68040

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    It'd be interesting but doubt that's priority for apple.
     
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  4. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nothing I want is ever a priority for apple. No Verizon iPhone, no built in blu ray burner, no.... well, that's about it, actually.
     
  5. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't trust 'em. Make the thing waterproof, shockproof, dustproof from the get-go.
     
  6. Mugambo macrumors 6502

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    Are you serious?
     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    No demand for it.
     
  8. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    About which part?
     
  9. Mugambo macrumors 6502

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    "blu ray burner" part
     
  10. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Kind of, yeah. Wouldn't mind being able to burn a nice HD video of the kids onto blu-ray for the grandparents to watch. Why not?
     
  11. troop231 macrumors 603

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    On a phone? WTH, where would the drive get power? Now maybe on a MacBook Pro, then sure.
     
  12. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My Bad!!

    I'm sorry!! I get it now... I didn't mean a burner on the phone I meant for my iMac. I get the are you serious? post now. Sorry... sorry...
     
  13. sammich macrumors 601

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    Waterproof? No. Water resistant? Maybe. But waterproofing means: speakers may suck, microphones may suck, dock connector cover (sucks).

    Apple will have to make some sort of tiny wireless 30pin replacement with power.

    Also, if they make it water resistant, imaging how many less replacement phones they would sell vs. repairing them under warranty.

    And most ppl will never get they phone wet. It's called being careful, and in the case of an accident, well that's just unfortunate.
     
  14. Malithion macrumors member

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    Put it in a plastic ziplock bag, should work no? Minus head phones.
     
  15. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Everybody makes great points about this. Yes, you can be careful and put it in a bag so it is safe. And yes, many of the features then might not work as well. But I was thinking how great it is to take my camera to a waterpark and take videos/pictures on rides because it is ok to get it wet. If Apple wants to be a flip-killer (or, really a Kodak playsport killer), maybe a more rugged, you really don't need any other device on your vacation iPhone is it. I say, prove me wrong Steve J. Make a rugged iPhone, charge 100 bucks more for it, I'll buy it. If a bunch of other dads do, you get their money. If no one else does, then I'm wrong. Its a win-win really.

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I know there is always that "even though you don't like/need it doesn't mean other people don't" factor but I honestly feel like there is not enough people who want/need this for it to be implemented. Don't get me wrong, it would be really awesome... but it just doesn't seem like it will ever be a demand. Just my $.02.

    -Dale
     
  17. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You're probably right. Being a dad of two crazy monkeys, I want everything to be waterproof, shock proof, etc. Most people probably don't want to sacrifice features, even more money, etc. Damn them! :D
     
  18. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I'm gonna go and "ARE YOU SERIOUS?" this now. It's pretty clear from their first post about blu-ray that they were talking about Apple's priorities in general, not just the iPhone.
     
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    Yeah. It's not a priority for apple to make waterproof iPod/iPhone. But apple could offer waterproofing your device as an upgrade.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh yeah, how about bulletproof too?:rolleyes:
    That's nonsense.
    How would the speaker, mic, headphone jack, USB plug work?
     
  22. patp Guest

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    one thing is clear, Apple's priority should be making it idiot proof.
     
  23. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    send your phone (or any device) to golden shellback. they'll waterproof it, no case needed.

    if i had the superfluous cash, i'd do it.
     
  24. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    You do know how speakers and microphones work right? Wouldnt be hard to make them waterproof and in fact both of them already exist. The other two could easily be accomplished...
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not as easy, functional or simple as you think.
     

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