Can the Apple iPhone SE survive an hour submerged in water?

Can the Apple iPhone SE survive an hour submerged in water?
No iPhone has ever had an official IP certification. However, that doesn't mean that the Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus and Apple iPhone SE melt when wet. The teardown of the new 4-inch model by iFixit shows "foamy silicone seals" that protect part of the connections on the logic board such as the connectors to the front and the rear camera, and the volume controls. The seals do not protect the LCD digitizer, battery, and Lightning connector assembly. 

An Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone SE and Apple iPhone 6s were each placed inside a container of water and submerged. After five minutes, the Apple iPhone 5s was struggling and would soon stop working. That left the the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. Both were still working at the 15-minute mark. Nine-minutes later, it appeared that the iPhone SE kicked the bucket. But as it turned out, the phone was merely sleeping and as the running stopwatch showed, it was still running in the background. Both phones managed to last an hour, and were still going when pulled out of the water.

Is the iPhone SE waterproof?


Not officially, but it's not afraid of a brief submersion into water.

After an hour under water, the iPhone SE was in pretty good shape as was the iPhone 6s. We wouldn't suggest submerging any iPhone in water. That's a task better suited for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Sony Xperia Z5. Still, it is good to know that the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE should be able to survive a minor spill or a light rain storm. So, is the iPhone SE waterproof? Not officially, but it's not afraid of a brief submersion into water. 

You can check out the water test by clicking on the video below. 



source: ZachStraley via RedmondPie

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