Apple patents better water damage detection to fend off false warranty claims
0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2012, 02:38 posted on
The engineers at Cupertino are looking at ways to improve the water damage indication process, by filing a patent for conductive soluble glue droplets set between two contacts, which get dissolved in liquid, thus changing the impedance, which can be detected and logged as error...
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1. android_hitman (unregistered)
apple is now trying to not offer warranty at all :)
basically if your iphone brokes you have to buy another...
.. good for you apple ..
2. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
How about better water damage PROTECTION for these expensive devices rather than detection.
4. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
How many people cringed at the photo above with the iPhone soaked in water?
Not that I'm in love with Apple, but that it's expensive electronics.
8. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
The way it's beading up looks funny. Like carnuba wax for a car does.
5. traciireese (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
I agree i think it should have a way better water protection not just for apple phones but for all high end phones.
6. lonelyw (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I disagree with Apple's "hard-earned cash" in the article!!!!
7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 408; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
Now you have to watch the weather channel to check the humidity before leaving your house so your apple warranty doesn't get voided!
9. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Call me crazy... but what is wrong with taking care of your device.... I mean you paid lots of money.. why not take care of it... if you are close to water... hold on to it.. if you cant... well get those cheapAndroid phones that carriers give away...
10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1394; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Because no one spoils their phones on purpose, accidents happen, unfortunately, iPhones can't even handle accidental drops... And don't you think it's sad those "cheapAndroid phones that carriers give away" are more hardy than a iPhone which cost more than that and is supposedly better?
11. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Those "cheap" Android phones that you get for free on-contract will still cost you $300-$400 to replace if you don't have insurance. So better protection on smartphones all around should be the focus. But who are we kidding? These greedy companies want you to break your phones and buy replacements for them. Oh... you have insurance? Sure we'll replace your 3 month old phone with a refurb pos and charge you $150 deductable. They're not loosing a dime.
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
1st of all we al drop out phones.. but in water.. you have no business having you 500.00+ phone near water when you know damm well is not water prooof... I have never drop a phone on water... I care for my expensive phone...