2019 iPhones to be just as water resistant as the iPhone XR and iPhone XS/XS Max

2019 iPhones to be just as water resistant as the iPhone XR and iPhone XS/XS Max
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

At its annual hardware event just over a month ago, Apple unexpectedly announced that it had boosted the water and dust resistance level of its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and iPhone XR from IP67 to a new rating of IP68. And in a new research note released today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that Apple will maintain this level of resistance next year.

This confirmation isn’t exactly surprising considering the 2018 iPhone lineup effectively has the highest level of water and dust resistance possible according to the IP standard. However, Apple could improve upon its current devices by increasing the resistance to cover higher levels of pressure or depth. According to Kuo, though, this will not be the case, so consumers should expect the same IP68 rating at a maximum depth of 2 meters for 30 minutes.

Considering the 2019 iPhone series is almost an entire year away, it’s a bit too early to begin talking about their features, although an all-screen design is more or less guaranteed. Fortunately, it isn’t too early to talk about Apple’s iPhone XR.

The smartphone was announced last month but, due to production issues related to the LCD panel, was delayed until late October. Fortunately, late October is soon, with pre-orders set to start this Friday, October 19, and shipments expected to follow the following Friday, October 26.

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29 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Now there are articles without value and then there are articles without value........

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Yeah okay but how's this a news?

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Exactly. I mean why make up an article stating the obvious? But shouldn't you be happy for any Apple related news?

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Nice try strategic_developer aka TechSceptic aka TechieXP.

3. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Heh LG IP 68 & MIL-STD 810G

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Mil std seems useless on a glass sandwich.

28. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Mil-810-std is so much better than non mil-810-std. MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration.

4. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

Confirmed, 2019 iPhones will have a screen.

5. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

out of the box?

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Nope, it'll be available as an accessory lol

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This is great news as I was worried they would get worse. In unrelated news when will PA be doing an unboxing of the new clear case?

11. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You torture yourself watching things you can never get, that’s an impressive level of masochism

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Send me one and I'll do one just for you

17. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

He can’t even afford the glass cover for an iPhone, how can you expect him to send you a case? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

18. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Don't worry about me lady. My phones are just as expensive as any iPhone except mine have functional value.

21. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

What can you know about functionality and high standards using an android? I have to laugh

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Enjoy your 'good enough' phone ;)

19. JCASS889

Posts: 619; Member since: May 18, 2018

an unboxing for a clear case? what is there to see? its a clear case

22. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

He’s a troll obsessed with apple because his mom can’t afford an iPhone for him, the only way he can touch an iPhone is by playing with those ones at retails

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iPhone xs max is $0 down here in Canada. Who can't afford 0?

27. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Apparently you can’t since you don’t have it, and also can’t afford the monthly payment and I don’t think your request to get an iPhone wouldn’t be approved either

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What is there to see??? It's $40. Clearly it was designed with magic in mind. Probably polished a 100 times, only the best silica, etc. Can't wait to see it!

29. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Soon and you won’t be interested because you love cheap cases and phones anyway.

7. JCASS889

Posts: 619; Member since: May 18, 2018

the most pointless article on this website yet.

13. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

You can thank Ming-Chi Kuo for it hehe

9. OneLove123

Posts: 1266; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

How about 2020? Do you guys know?

14. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Ask me again in about a year

15. Alcyone

Posts: 582; Member since: May 10, 2018

Business as usual. Any smart company pushes the higher grossing product first. Real LCD production issues? Or just cleaver sells tactic?

26. gamehead unregistered

Okay?

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