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SquareTrade Tests iPhone 7 Water Resistance with Pro Surfer [VIDEO]

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We saw SquareTrade put the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus through torture tests earlier this week, but how do these models fare in unscientific and vigorous water tests?

The company put Apple’s latest smartphones to a water resistance test, by hooking them up to a surfboard and having pro surfer Kai Lenny thrash the phones in the Pacific Ocean, off Northern California.

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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were also put to the surfing test, but they didn’t last long, with the 5.5-inch model lasting “like 5 minutes,” in their ten minute attempts. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus are not rated as being water resistant at all, but last year some tests did show they fared well underwater.

As for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both models were put to thirty minute tests, playing a movie the entire time. The iPhone 7, after the 30 minute test, was “exactly the same as I went in with it,” explained Lenny. As for the 7 Plus, he said the sound stopped working, but the phone still worked, emphasizing while these phones are water resistant, they’re not water proof.

Check out both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smashing the waves below:

Other iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus water resistance tests have shown both models fare well underwater; one test had the iPhone 7 last 35 feet underwater for at least five minutes.

Have you taken your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into the shower (or dropped it into the toilet) yet?

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  • steve81

    We should all read the fine prints from Apple : “Phone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.”

  • steve81

    From the User Guide :

    “iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Liquid damage not covered under warranty. To prevent liquid damage, avoid the following:

    Swimming or bathing with iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

    Exposing iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to pressurized water or high velocity water, such as when showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, and so on

    Using iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in a sauna or steam room

    Intentionally submerging iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in water

    Operating iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus outside the suggested temperature ranges or in extremely humid conditions

    Dropping iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus or subjecting it to other impacts

    Disassembling iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, including removing screws

    If your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus has been exposed to liquid, unplug all cables and do not charge your device until it’s completely dry. Using accessories or charging when wet may damage your iPhone. Allow at least 5 hours before charging or connecting a Lightning accessory.

    To dry iPhone, tap it gently against your hand with the Lightning connector facing down and remove excess liquid. Leave the device in a dry area with sufficient airflow. Placing the device in front of a fan blowing cool air directly into the Lightning connector may help the drying process.

    Do not dry your iPhone using an external heat source or insert a foreign object into the Lightning connector such as a cotton swab or a paper towel.”

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