iPhone 7 Water Test: Scuba Diving While Filming in 4K [VIDEO]

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has been posting some interesting iPhone 7 water resistance tests lately, and his latest experiment takes Apple’s latest smartphone scuba diving, in clearwater Timothy Lake, in Oregon.

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The naked Jet Black iPhone 7 goes into the water at various depths for 5-6 minutes at a time. The first depth is at one metre, which the device handles with no problem. The second depth is at 14-15  feet (4.5 metres), which again there are no issues, but at the third depth of 20-25 feet (6-7.6 metres), the iPhone starts to see water damage, visible in the display, while the Home button becomes unresponsive (Reachability still works though).

Throughout the tests, the iPhone 7 camera is rolling and capturing some pretty good footage in 4K.

Check out the video below:

Timothy Lake sits at 984 metres (3227 feet) above sea level, which definitely affected the water pressure in this unscientific test (somebody explain the physics!).

Also, an Apple Watch Series 2 was worn throughout the duration of the scuba dives, and was unaffected at all.

A previous test performed by the channel saw the iPhone 7 survive at 35 feet underwater. In a separate test by SquareTrade, the iPhone 7 was able to go surfing as well.

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  • Flash

    If the watch can ever become a mediocre dive watch that would be amazing…for few of us

  • Kirk

    Saw this yesterday. I’m pretty impressed with the quality 4K brings to the iPhone.