Are The New iPhones Waterproof?
It appears to be so, well at least according to a couple of videos posted on YouTube. Apple's two latest iPhone models, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, have been subjected to the full water submersion test by YouTube user Zach Straley. Straley took the opportunity to post a pair of YouTube videos. The first video shows the new iPhones being dunked in water for at least an hour each, while the second video shows how both mobile devices were doing after a full 24 hours.
One whole day after they were submerged in water, both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus seem to be undamaged, except for one little diagonal line that runs across the top of the display screen of the iPhone 6s. In the second video, Straley shows that not only is the device still functional, its charging port and headphone jack are left virtually undamaged. Straley also stresses that water submersion has not stopped Touch ID (the fingerprint reader on the iPhone) or the speakers from functioning again.
There is no telling for sure how legitimate Straley’s water submersion tests are, and obviously, it would not be wise for owners (or future buyers) of either of the two newest iPhone models to replicate the procedure. Remember that for the record, Apple has not officially announced that the latest iPhone devices are indeed waterproof, so if there is any damage sustained while deliberately dipping one’s iPhone on the water, Apple will not be deemed culpable.
The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus recently hit store shelves over the weekend, with Apple Stores and other authorized retail outlets attracting queues of eager buyers. As mentioned earlier, waterproofing is not one of the many features being highlighted by Apple for its newest shiny toys. But that does not mean that Apple has not incorporated any waterproofing qualities on its latest iPhones. But for those who currently or are going to own the new iPhones, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
In a related story, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus were also subjected to another set of laboratory tests by SquareTrade Labs, a company that provided extended warranties for mobile devices. According to the results of SquareTrade’s results, it appears that the new iPhones scored pretty high in durability tests.
Mobile users who are still reeling from Bendgate which happened to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus (predecessors of the this year’s new iPhones) last year can now rest assured -- SquareTrade found that Apple’s newest iPhones scored best on bendability tests, withstanding 180 lbs of pressure, which is a 50 percent improvement compared to last year’s iPhones.