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.
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?