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Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to have strong, waterproof body

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Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to have strong, waterproof body
We are currently in the midst of the launch weekend for the Apple iPhone 6s and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, which makes it rather ridiculous to talk about the Apple iPhone 7 right now. But here we are. According to reports out of China, the body for the next iteration of the iPhone will be even stronger than the series 7000 aluminum that Apple used for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Series 7000 is used by the aerospace industry. Apple used the material to prevent the bending that took place with several iPhone 6 Plus models.

Keeping in mind that this report comes from a Weibo listed site, you need to take this story with a grain of salt. The rumor states that the body of the iPhone 7 will be made using a super strong material that will not allow water to seep inside to the components. To put it simply, the iPhone 7 body will allow the phone to be marketed as waterproof. Water tests that we have shown you, including one yesterday, reveal that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus can both be submerged for 60 minutes without killing the phones. But since Apple has not announced an IP certification, we can't totally trust the videos. As a result, we would not allow an iPhone to get wet, and wouldn't even consider usding it outside during a light rain.

The same rumor says that the iPhone 7 will offer dual SIM capabilities, and states that volume production of the phone will be low. That last comment really makes us doubt the veracity of the entire rumor. No doubt iPhone fans would love to get their hands on a version of the iPhone that can brave the elements, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The Sony Xperia Z5 series offers protection from water, as does the third-generation Motorola Moto G. The latter can be submerged to as much as 3.2 feet, for as long as 30 minutes. Some other Motorola handsets have a nanocoating that protects the phone from spills and light rain.

If you want protection from water for your new iPhone models, several case makers do sell a case that will protect your pride and joy from drowning.

via: XiaomiToday

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posted on 27 Sep 2015, 14:56 1

1. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


well that would be nice eh? but at this point right now lol its all very pure raw speculation at this point with absolutely no real substance to it. the 6S do seem more "water resistant" then previous models but doesn't really signify too much.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:04 2

2. Finalflash (Posts: 3089; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It would be nice to have an official certification though for whatever amount of water resistance it may have. The fact that they don't have certification means they haven't passed any official testing for those. They may survive a drop in a toilet bowl based on the YouTube videos but that's about it. Someone needs to use both water resistance in hardware as well as that lizard juice (like liquipel) to make phones water proof once and for all.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:07

5. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


yeah i know its for liability issues that they dont officially claim it can withstand water to a certain degree, but the teardown videos do show much better seals in the 6S vs the 6,(using different seals)... from what i have gathered from watching a few water test videos of the 6s, it definitely seems to have some level of water resistance that is absolutely alot better then the iphone 6/6 plus which is always good... improved durability is always great. I agree.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:47

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4425; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea its probably due to warranty/guarantee issues
Its actually pretty common from other OEMs and like you said the iPhone 6/6 Plus also had pretty good water resistence too

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:05 1

3. Subie (Posts: 738; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


How could you possibly expect people to believe a rumour about the next Iphone "that states that volume production of the phone will be low". Unless they figure this will be a limited edition.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:05 7

4. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1104; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Would rather have Rapid Charging and a slightly bigger battery.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:14 11

6. letosaw (Posts: 105; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Clickbait bulls**t

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:41

7. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


If this describes an active version then the rumours make sense, but saying the standard iPhone 7 would be limited availability is the most insane thing I've ever heard.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 20:00 1

16. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Active version, like the S6 active?

Can apple be called an innovator anymore? or just straight out copy cat now?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 20:38

19. AlikMalix (Posts: 5849; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Yes because the claim that the poster above that you replied to can be officially linked to Apple: and what he said regarding "active version" is exactly what Apple is going to do. Have you tried apples 3D Touch?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:45 3

8. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Meh. Didn't we already have this rumor for the iPhone 5s and 6 before?

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 15:50 2

10. warrenellis (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


maybe they will add wireless charging and step into 2013

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 16:07 1

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


Rather have rapid charging instead of placing a phone on a pad where u can't even use it while it's charging.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 16:56

13. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


And yet other phones have both.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 16:09 1

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


Don't really care if it's waterproof or water resistant, not really a big selling feature to me that pushes a phone over another. Work on a bigger battery, and rapid charging instead.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 17:26

14. Ikechukwu (Posts: 201; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Give me a break with this rumour

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 19:07 1

15. xtremesv (Posts: 297; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


One thing is true with Apple, once they have introduced a characteristic to their devices, it's uncommon they would remove it in the future. Samsung on the other hand give us features and then blatantly take them away without a valid excuse, e.g. FM radio, MicroSD, waterproofing, etc. Of course, if the rumor is real, Samsung will run to make the S7 waterproof.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 20:02 1

17. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Seems apple are running to catch up with Sony these days...

apple should really be focusing on fixing their battery issues first imo

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 20:03 2

18. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I can see it now - 16Gb iPhone 7 will be USD$1799..

because its waterproof...

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 21:33 1

20. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I don't want anything added until they can do so with no compromise. Heavier iPhone for crap 3D Touch, thicker GS5 for waterproofing, and bezelicious M8/M9 for boom sound speakers are all wrong decisions in my opinion.

This will be wrong all over the place if they do it, bet on it.

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 21:51 1

21. AlikMalix (Posts: 5849; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You're a genius, too bad you dont run all these companies...

posted on 27 Sep 2015, 22:54

22. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I don't care the big bezel on my iPhone. I'm satisfied, happy and I can't go out my house without my iPhone.

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 05:02

23. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


I thought samsung cant make a bad decision because theyre a god

posted on 28 Sep 2015, 08:28

24. sissy246 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


No that apple fans that think apple is god.
So once again apple is going to copy others. If this is true.

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