Apple iPhone 7 rumor: Unit is more waterproof than iPhone 6s, but not close to IP68 rating


If you are hoping that the Apple iPhone 7 will launch with an iP68 certification rating allowing you to use the device while you're in the shower or swimming in the pool, you might want to save those dreams for another year. A Weibo page loaded with information about the iPhone 7 allegedly revealed by a Foxconn insider, says that the next iPhone will feature a capacitive Home Button which will make the phone more waterproof than the Apple iPhone 6s. But the insider says that the iPhone 7 will not come with the high level of protection from water found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Those two models have IP68 certification allowing them to be submerged in up to five feet of water, for as long as 30-minutes.

Talk about a capacitive home button for the iPhone 7 dovetails with a similar rumor we passed along last week. Thanks to the use of electromagnetics, the user will still feel as though he/she is clicking on the physical Touch ID button. Another rumor from last week confirmed by today's Weibo post is the inclusion of Space Black as a color option. The other colors currently in production are Gold and Rose Gold.

Other features mentioned by the Foxconn insider include the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7, and the larger rear camera. Leaked photos, videos and schematics have already revealed both the absence of the 3.5mm jack, and the inclusion of a larger camera on the back of the iPhone 7.

Even though much of this information confirms previous rumors and leaks, we still suggest that you take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

via XiaomiToday

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18 Comments

1. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

It doesn't need to be IP68 as it will use the water that enters to turbocharge the cpu and give the battery another 60% of endurance. Only Apple can do this as they are so innovative.

5. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Expectations for the iPhone 7 are still downgraded. What now justifies the release of a new model, apart from the removal of the headphone jac?

12. Unordinary unregistered

It will need to be to protect itself from all the haters tears

17. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's been fine under fan's tears, so I'm sure it'll be ok. The next day will be the real test.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The world is waiting: the lovers to buy and the haters to imitate.

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

There's nothing to imitate from this. LG already have the tech.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, they're waiting - for August 2nd! It's time! Now, the world gets it's blueprint for the upcoming year.

3. Fona13A unregistered

Apple doesn't have that kind of interest in mind to give consumers a phone that is rugged or durable out of the box. So very few OEM's actually care about giving you a rugged flagship and that will probably never change.

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Because rugged = ugly/bulky. It's easy to make something tough, harder to do so elegantly. The S7 Edge is pretty and waterproof but not rugged - the "Edge" is fragile, the days where people would buy phones that look like an old Nokia are long gone.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

v10 is sexy and have military standart certificate.. moto Z force also sexy, lol..

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Oh well, the new iphone won't have the same level of water protection that the Sony Xperia has had even way before the S7. These guys putting out these stories act like the S7 was the first to do IP68, cracks me up!

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did Xperia X have IP68?? lol..

10. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

He didn't specify an exact Xperia model but the X Performance is IP certified.

15. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The Z5 is IP68 certificated, and even the old Z3. In Japan water resistant phones are a tradition for a decade.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"Still far from the level ip68" they admit it.. while sheep still believe that their phone is as waterproof as S7, lol

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Since this phone doesn't exist yet, the "sheep" don't believe anything about its waterproofing, no-one knows if it's even going to be a feature yet. YOU are the only one talking bollocks about all this stuff. Can you not see how delusional you are? It seems to be a real problem for you.* *Apologies if you're actually mentally retarded rather than just seeming that way.

14. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

He is referring to current iPhones. Their fans have been claiming it is waterproof for a good while now.

16. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Apple phones...what a joke overpriced junk.

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