Here’s the Reason Why Your iPhone 6S Is Practically Waterproof
There have been rumors flying that the next iteration of iPhone will finally be truly waterproof. The brand new iPhone 6S, however, has impressed many with just how water resistant it already is. One video even shows how the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were still fully functional after one hour underwater. How is this all possible, you ask, and why hasn’t Apple advertised their new phone as waterproof?
But why didn’t the company say anything about their moves in waterproofing? Technically, the phone itself still isn’t waterproof, given that water is still free to seep in through the charging port, speakers and headphone jack. But the tech that is most sensitive to water (the circuit board) has made huge strides in water resistance thanks to the silicone coating that protects it.
So why make any changes at all? Because protecting the the tech against water is actually in Apple’s best interests. Many, many people plan on utilizing Apple’s smash hit iPhone Upgrade Program, which requires that at trade-in, their previous iPhone be fully functional and in good condition. Since water is a huge smartphone killer, implementing some water-resistance in the handset in some ways ensures the continued success of the iPhone Upgrade Program. More participants = more money for Apple.
Perhaps a truly waterproof iPhone 7 is in the works, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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