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New pictures show off waterproof Apple iPhone 6?

0. phoneArena 10 May 2014, 23:41 posted on

Earlier on Saturday, we told you that this is the season for Apple iPhone 6 leaks. Now, we might have just\seen the best series of photos to date, showing off the upcoming device. And the best news of all, is that it would appear that Apple has made the next iteration of its iconic smartphone, waterproof. More on that below. The pictures you will find below, resemble the image of the Apple iPhone 6 dummy tweeted last week by Sonny Dickson...

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posted on 11 May 2014, 06:00 1

55. b0wzer (Posts: 103; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

Now that would be true innovation!

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:29

70. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

You mean like this?

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:26

84. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

Your link is busted.

posted on 11 May 2014, 17:30

90. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Aww lame. Well, it was a picture of an HTC Touch Pro, complete with light-up ring!

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:25 1

83. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

So should the apple logo.

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:21

36. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

the phone looks good by the way ... the back is not finished though but the front is the real thing I guess ...

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:28

37. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)

The back is ugly AF hope it's not real! There is no way apple would design premium as some expensive iPod.

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:44 1

40. rakeshkumarbv (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 May 2014)

This could have competed aganist Galaxy S4, LG G2, HTC One. But This Model will definitely doesn't compete with Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Prime, LG G3, or HTC One M8.

posted on 11 May 2014, 02:13

41. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)

the design looks pleasing, but the curve edged iphone 6 wouldn't be easy to hold on when compared to the sharp edged iphone 5s. just as with the m7 and the m8
*experience* :'(

posted on 11 May 2014, 02:52 1

44. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

That just looks like a 3D printed dummy phone submerged in water.

posted on 11 May 2014, 02:55 2

45. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

The back is very similar to the htc one and m8, you would expect something more original from Apple. Other than that, waterproofing would be a necessary step to keep up with the latest flagships and trend, for which we must give merit to Sony for being the first one to firmly believe in waterproofing. What's interesting, if these pictures are true, is that there are no covers on the ports, so if Apple has been able to achieve waterproofing without covering the ports it would be a plus point compared to its rivals. The screen is, once again, higher but not wider, so Apple sticks to one handed operations, but surely this would not be comparable to a regular 5" screen when viewing pictures, playig games or browsing the internet.

posted on 11 May 2014, 03:27 2

47. AstroBouy (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 May 2014)

The Ugliest of iPhone ever.. Please sell your Apple Stocks coz if this is the way this company is going to design its phone then god help them.. 5s looks 100% better than this piece of Ugly Sh*t.. Yuk.. i am not going to spend 500+ dollars on this no way.. Apple should sack the design team and the CEO for approving this ugly thing..

posted on 11 May 2014, 03:39

48. BigBoss10 (Posts: 273; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

iWaterproof lol its FUGLY im not going to waste my money in this piece of S H I T Z....
save money for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 yeaaaa :D

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:32

51. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

a waterproof phone, any phone is just a solid idea, if it works everyone wins.

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:40

54. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)

Take this article with a bucket of salt.

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:19

57. shrimpanzee (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

This has to be fake, why would they get rid of true tone flash and replace it with a single flash? Makes no sense to downgrade.

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:23

58. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)

Hahh and you were saying that samsung is copying apple ... think again

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:33

59. lukkiristi (Posts: 68; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Wait...S5 and Z2 do not have the SAME waterproofing. I believe the Z2 can be under one meter of water for 30 mins and the S5 under half a meter for 30 mins, or something like that. A small thing, but a mistake nonetheless.

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:16

69. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

eh, don't know where you got that from, they are both last I checked IP67
which is a standard and it says:

6 Dust tight No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight)

7 Immersion up to 1 m Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).
Test duration: 30 minutes
Immersion at depth of at most 1 m measured at bottom of device, and at least 15 cm measured at top of device

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:38

72. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Well, no, the Xperia isn't IP67, it's IP55 and IP58, meaning it has less protection against dust, but greater protection against water.

I don't know where you checked, but I got this information straight from Sony's website:


posted on 11 May 2014, 09:45 1

73. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

yeah, my bad on that, though I wonder how they made it water protected when it isn't dust. If dust can get in so can water? maybe used hydrophobic coating on all components like liquipel e.t.c.?

That said, it seems a bit odd that they state two ip ratings? one is without cover one is with?

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:16

75. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

My guess would be that it has to do with water jets vs submersion. The IP55 regards resistance to water jets, while IP58 is full submersion. I really don't know that either though.

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:24

76. xondk (Posts: 1400; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

seems odd since ip58 already takes into account that, though I would think it is the cover.

That said, its still close enough, the thing I wonder about it is the whole not dust proof but water proof where normally ipx8 talks about fully sealed equipment, which having a cover it isn't, but then again who ever takes their phone below 1 meter the one meter limit of ipx7 other then divers that is. I mean there's no reason not to get a 100% waterproof and rated sealed cover for that. Because once you go below 1 meter pressure builds rather fast and if water can get into the various components through paths dust can take, that pressure is going to affect them?

That being said, only heard good things about z2 so it just remains speculation at this point.

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:32

71. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

Uglier than 5S.

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:13

74. androidwpios (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

From leading to copying that is life cycle

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:33 1

77. pablobaluba (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Apr 2014)

Ok now... That thing is really ugly! I do not think it's the iphone 6...

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:34

81. Ninetysix (Posts: 2381; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Love reading these types of articles. They definitely bring the LULz....Love seeing the fandroids get their panties in a bunch from a rumored device. Don't worry guys, the iPhones 6 will still outsell any android flagship device this year :)

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:53 1

86. pitchenatent (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)

I hope every one knows that there are arguing on a fake iPhone 6 and its not really a iPhone its not branded with apple logo and FCC and waste specs on the back so all the apple fan boys don't get you hopes up it will most likely not be water proof

posted on 11 May 2014, 15:39

87. kryme (Posts: 355; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

am i the only one think the back with the black strips look really messy... i guess its just a prototype

posted on 11 May 2014, 15:55

88. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)

No wonder Samsung did their phone waterproof. Apple did it too.

posted on 11 May 2014, 16:35

89. jaysmith1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2014)

Why doesn't Apple just go away? They're always trying to play catch up! Then they try to be the most expensive out there! When are the followers of apple going to open their eyes instead of blindly opening their billfolds? Android & Windows phones are so much better! Oh I forgot (they're made of Plastic)!!! My Plastic Samsung phones have never failed yet!!!

posted on 12 May 2014, 00:57

93. N3Z1droid (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)

Copy cat Samsung for big screen now copycat Sony for waterproof. Wish Apple get sue by Android league

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:01 1

94. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Ok this is THE most ridiculous story to date. How do you even get come to the conclusion that this phone will be waterproof. Because a DUMMY model is put into water??? By that logic I can make every phone in the world waterproof. The dummy model isn't even a real phone how do even get close to assumming the real thing will be waterproof. Dumb founded!

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:35

96. GrndsKeeprWillie (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

Zzzz... Most or all "mockups" can be waterproof. You know why?? Because they're nonworking models. This is just getting silly

posted on 12 May 2014, 14:59

97. azers07 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)

M8 is still sexier beast of a smartphone)

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:06

98. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


posted on 27 May 2014, 10:27

100. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)

The next iPhone will not be water proof not until the iPhone 7s watch apple to slow they give you a little by little and make you wait years for it and then call it evolutionary FDB

posted on 28 May 2014, 14:05

101. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 116; Member since: 11 May 2013)

ok, so i recently read that apple is implementing NFC in their iphone6...now i read that they will implement waterproof as well. what else will they implement thats already been done by android? maybe LG G3's laser auto focus? apple already implemented fingerprint scanner that was first done by motorola atrix...how about notification center by android? i can go on and on....

ifans claim android or samsung copies iphone features, WTF?

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 02:42

102. rbanas (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2014)

Except there is a small slot for urine to flow into the iPhone's new power system. This is why the phone is so thin -- a very small battery and a urine power generator. Access is controlled by Apple's new "Pee ID" system.

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