The iPhone 7 Finally Gets Water Resistant
Apple has always insisted on its smart phone to provide water resistance. As a result, water damage has been one of the main causes of iPhone damage. Estimates are different, but usually the number is in 35% to 40% of iPhone maintenance. And the water stains bill through the Apple iPhone often touched $ 299 or more, it is easy to understand why iPhone fans are so excited when Apple released iPhone 7 is waterproof.
But if you no longer need to worry about water damage, why are the manufacturers still selling waterproof case for iphone 7 and iPhone 7 plus?
Water Resistant Doesn’t Mean Waterproof
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are rated as being IP67 splash, water and dust resistant under IEC standard 60529.
That means the iPhone 7 can survive being submerged in just over three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. There is also fine print about “water.” Water doesn’t mean salt water, or other liquids, just fresh water and under “laboratory conditions.” Furthermore, the water resistance is achieved by eliminating as many ingress points as possible (one excuse Apple gave for eliminating the 3.5mm headphone jack), and by use of rubber gaskets around the remaining ones –and rubber wears out.