2019 iPhones to be just as water resistant as the iPhone XR and iPhone XS/XS Max
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 15, 2018, 11:32 AM
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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Yeah okay but how's this a news?
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 11:42 AM 7
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Exactly. I mean why make up an article stating the obvious? But shouldn't you be happy for any Apple related news?
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 12:33 PM 10
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Heh LG IP 68 & MIL-STD 810G
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 11:42 AM 0
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Mil std seems useless on a glass sandwich.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 2:22 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 6:07 PM 0
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Confirmed, 2019 iPhones will have a screen.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 11:52 AM 6
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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?
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 12:06 PM 3
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Send me one and I'll do one just for you
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 12:50 PM 1
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an unboxing for a clear case? what is there to see? its a clear case
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 2:21 PM 1
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