We are consumed by聽the聽constant fear of dropping our iPhone in the toilet, sink or even the ocean. It鈥檚 crippling. When/if the terror happens, the dilemma turns into a real聽nightmare, especially if the wet-phone-in-the-bag-of-rice trick fails to revive your device and you鈥檙e left聽phoneless. Are you even considered alive when that happens?! Turns out Apple might be聽looking out for those of us聽with slippery fingers in a new update for the聽next iPhone model.聽See ya never, Otterbox.


Yep, you may finally have the opportunity to toss that bulky waterproof cases out the window. Patently Applediscovered a patent filing by Apple聽that would make our coveted 鈥 but fragile 鈥 iDevices waterproof (wait, WHAT?!). The patent details聽iPhone buttons being placed above a sealed, watertight shelf that would lock into a position聽inside your iPhone to聽trap moisture and keep it from filtering further into your device so your phones circuitry doesn鈥檛 fry. It鈥檚 like an Apple-manufactured moisture panic room (that we will never open!).

Not only is Apple working on the waterproof button as a solution for the iPhone鈥檚 water dives, but according to聽Apple Insiderthe tech company also filed a patent to protect internal circuits from damage by coating them with hydrophobic coating聽鈥 a material that would protect it from the short circuiting that occurs when high voltage parts are exposed to liquid. Okay Apple, we鈥檙e totally fine with you making a bionic iPhone. *praise hand emoji*


While we鈥檙e pretty much聽doing twirls through the office 鈥 with our iPhones as our dancing partners, naturally 鈥攄on鈥檛 get聽too聽excited just yet. Apple is known to place plenty of聽patents during their development phases of each iPhone model that don鈥檛 end up making it to production. Ugh, such a tease. So just keep those fingers, toes, etc. crossed real tight聽this聽one will pull through for us beach selfie lovers.

Are you super excited about the possibility of a waterproof iPhone? Let us know in the comments.