Waterproof

iPhone 7 Plus Survives 13 Hours in Icy Russian River

If you have been skeptical about the iPhone 7's water resistance – there are a handful of videos posted on YouTube (the one posted by EveryThingApplePro received more than 8.6 million views) – here is a Russian story of an accidental "test" in 4°C (39.2°F) water (via AppleInsider). The Russian-language ykt.ru reports that a Yakutsk resident, an...

Apple Watch Series 2 Announced: GPS, Waterproof and More

The first-generation Apple Watch was "splash proof", but this device is swim-proof, said Apple COO Jeff Williams when announcing the Apple Watch Series 2. As detailed by Williams during the keynote, to make the Watch swim-proof, Apple needed to effectively close every port, including the speaker. As a result, they have redesigned the speaker so...

Canadian Family Calls on LifeProof to Pay for their Water-Damaged iPhone

Ontario-based Lisa Allen and her son Spencer have called on LifeProof, the maker of waterproof and drop proof cases for the iPhone, to reimburse them for their damaged iPhone. Allen wants the company to stop advertising its cell phone cases as waterproof after her son's device was damaged. "They should be responsible for what they're protecting, which is the...

iPhone 7 Once Again Rumoured to be Water and Dustproof [Digitimes]

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be waterproof and dustproof, according to supply chain sources cited by the Taiwanese Digitimes (via i4U, MacRumors). Also, Apple will allegedly redesign the home button and drop the physical button in favour of a touch sensitive one. The latter would allow Apple to make the iPhone’s front surface […]

Patent Reveals How Apple Plans to Make iPhones Waterproof

A new Apple patent application published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) details a method by which portable devices like iPhones can expel water from cavities like the speaker and microphone using varied electric charges and acoustics, AppleInsider is reporting. The patent titled "Liquid expulsion from an orifice” describes how hydrophobic properties can be added to...