Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to have strong, waterproof body

Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to have strong, waterproof body
We are currently in the midst of the launch weekend for the Apple iPhone 6s and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, which makes it rather ridiculous to talk about the Apple iPhone 7 right now. But here we are. According to reports out of China, the body for the next iteration of the iPhone will be even stronger than the series 7000 aluminum that Apple used for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Series 7000 is used by the aerospace industry. Apple used the material to prevent the bending that took place with several iPhone 6 Plus models.

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.

via: XiaomiToday

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20 Comments

3. Subie

Posts: 2361; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How could you possibly expect people to believe a rumour about the next Iphone "that states that volume production of the phone will be low". Unless they figure this will be a limited edition.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Would rather have Rapid Charging and a slightly bigger battery.

6. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Clickbait bulls**t

7. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

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.

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Active version, like the S6 active? Can apple be called an innovator anymore? or just straight out copy cat now?

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes because the claim that the poster above that you replied to can be officially linked to Apple: and what he said regarding "active version" is exactly what Apple is going to do. Have you tried apples 3D Touch?

8. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Meh. Didn't we already have this rumor for the iPhone 5s and 6 before?

10. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

maybe they will add wireless charging and step into 2013

11. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Rather have rapid charging instead of placing a phone on a pad where u can't even use it while it's charging.

13. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

And yet other phones have both.

12. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't really care if it's waterproof or water resistant, not really a big selling feature to me that pushes a phone over another. Work on a bigger battery, and rapid charging instead.

14. Ikechukwu

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Give me a break with this rumour

15. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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.

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Seems apple are running to catch up with Sony these days... apple should really be focusing on fixing their battery issues first imo

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I can see it now - 16Gb iPhone 7 will be USD$1799.. because its waterproof...

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

You're a genius, too bad you dont run all these companies...

22. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I don't care the big bezel on my iPhone. I'm satisfied, happy and I can't go out my house without my iPhone.

23. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I thought samsung cant make a bad decision because theyre a god

24. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No that apple fans that think apple is god. So once again apple is going to copy others. If this is true.

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