How Waterproof Are The iPhone 7 And iPhone Plus? Waterproof Tests Conducted By Users

When Apple finally unveiled their 2016 flagship, they were excited to announce that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are both certified to be waterproof devices. This, of course, made most fans very excited. However, it also made others quite curious as to the extent of the new iPhone's waterproof capabilities. While others just kept being curious about it, there are those who put the devices to test.

IPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Waterproof Test, Ocean Dipping

TechnoBuffalo reported about a surfer who took the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus out for a surfing adventure, testing the phone's durability within the premises of the ocean. The video was sponsored by SquareTrade and it features surfer Kai Lenny.

The iPhones 6 and 6S were down and dead in just a few minutes. The iPhone 7 on the other hand, went through a 30-minute surfing test and it still worked alright afterwards. For the iPhone 7 Plus, it actually somehow survived the waters but its audio is no longer working properly after the test. With that said, it looks like the iPhone 7 is the least prone to water damage among the four tested devices. Keep in mind, though, that Apple says you should not expose the new iPhones to salt water despite them being waterproof.

IPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Waterproof Test, Shower Test

VentureBeat also shared their experience in using the iPhone 7 in a wet environment. Needless to say, the phone survived their shower 'experiment'. If the iPhone 7 survived the salt water submersion, the shower would basically be a piece of cake. According to the post, the phone's Spotify audio were great despite being exposed to water, making the shower experience more glorious. The phone's Touch ID wasn't easy to use, but not exactly a deal-breaker. Using the phone properly while in the shower proves that you can definitely use the iPhone 7 with all its functions even when it is literally soaking wet.

Apple's Claims On IPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus' Waterproof Build

According to a CNN report, Apple does not include water damage in its smartphones' warranty. This means that you shouldn't wet the iPhone on purpose, as these iPhones has a 'liquid contact indicator' inside it that basically indicates if a liquid entered the phone and probably caused damage.

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