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.