Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to have strong, waterproof body
posted by Alan F. / Sep 27, 2015, 2:53 PM
Keeping in mind that this report comes from a Weibo listed site, you need to take this story with a grain of salt. The rumor states that the body of the iPhone 7 will be made using a super strong material that will not allow water to seep inside to the components. To put it simply, the iPhone 7 body will allow the phone to be marketed as waterproof. Water tests that we have shown you, including one yesterday, reveal that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus can both be submerged for 60 minutes without killing the phones. But since Apple has not announced an IP certification, we can't totally trust the videos. As a result, we would not allow an iPhone to get wet, and wouldn't even consider usding it outside during a light rain.
The same rumor says that the iPhone 7 will offer dual SIM capabilities, and states that volume production of the phone will be low. That last comment really makes us doubt the veracity of the entire rumor. No doubt iPhone fans would love to get their hands on a version of the iPhone that can brave the elements, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The Sony Xperia Z5 series offers protection from water, as does the third-generation Motorola Moto G. The latter can be submerged to as much as 3.2 feet, for as long as 30 minutes. Some other Motorola handsets have a nanocoating that protects the phone from spills and light rain.
If you want protection from water for your new iPhone models, several case makers do sell a case that will protect your pride and joy from drowning.
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If this describes an active version then the rumours make sense, but saying the standard iPhone 7 would be limited availability is the most insane thing I've ever heard.
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 3:41 PM 0
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Active version, like the S6 active? Can apple be called an innovator anymore? or just straight out copy cat now?
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 8:00 PM 1
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maybe they will add wireless charging and step into 2013
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 3:50 PM 2
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Rather have rapid charging instead of placing a phone on a pad where u can't even use it while it's charging.
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 4:07 PM 1
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One thing is true with Apple, once they have introduced a characteristic to their devices, it's uncommon they would remove it in the future. Samsung on the other hand give us features and then blatantly take them away without a valid excuse, e.g. FM radio, MicroSD, waterproofing, etc. Of course, if the rumor is real, Samsung will run to make the S7 waterproof.
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 7:07 PM 1
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I don't want anything added until they can do so with no compromise. Heavier iPhone for crap 3D Touch, thicker GS5 for waterproofing, and bezelicious M8/M9 for boom sound speakers are all wrong decisions in my opinion. This will be wrong all over the place if they do it, bet on it.
posted on Sep 27, 2015, 9:33 PM 1
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I thought samsung cant make a bad decision because theyre a god
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:02 AM 0
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