Surfer takes the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to the ocean, showcases their water resistance

Apple has made a pretty big deal about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus' water resistance, but is this feature big enough to turn the tide? There are few men better equipped to answer this question than professional surfer Kai Lenny, who strapped the new iPhones and the older 6s models on his surfboard, hit the Pacific Ocean's waters, then emerged on shore to share the outcome of this peculiar test – filmed with a GoPro camera.

The previous-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus lack water resistance, thus they lasted only around five minutes in the salty waters each before shutting down completely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, though, pulled through for as many as thirty minutes of action, with only muffled audio output to account for the watery trouble they went through.

Since surfing with your iPhone has officially become an option, we are wishing you a safe ride and happy selfie taking!



1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

saltwater will ruin it

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sharks will eat it.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And wise turtles will embrace it... And become... iTurtle... P.S This guy seems like an " iDude " of sorts (As opposed to "Surfer Dude, eh?) Oh well... iDay!

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Usually I just roll my eyes at your statements, but I had to laugh at this one. Thank you.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I would have been impressed if it said swimmer took the iPhone swimming a few laps.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Meh. Is there a feature wherein Apple had before the others?

11. Unordinary unregistered

Meh. Is there a comment wherein you had before the others?

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sure, a touchscreen phone which changed all the smartphone market.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Find my friends, app permissions, 64bit, multitouch, App Store, native video chat, 120fps slow motion, 240fps slow motion, reversible charger, forcetouch with 3rd party support, imbedded FP sensor that works flawlessly, remote lock just to name a few - I just named the imprtant ones to me, there are bunch of behind the UI elements to iOS that are also firsts! But that doesn't matter - my point is all of the stuff Apple had had been around in some form or another - JUST NOT ON A MOBILE PHONE!!! So I'd like to ask you: is there a feature in all of android that it had before others?

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016


8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, surfing... Not 'your' type of surfing, though... BTW... It makes me wonder... Should I be considered a "Surfer Dude" just because I surf the internet almost everyday...? Hmmm... Oh well... iDay!

5. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Apple has not made a big deal, they just says it is water resistant. Everyone just focus on Apple for some reason. I don't recall all of these stunts when Samsung came out with water resistant phones......

16. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't think general public gives a s**t about android devices unless it's cheap or if it's exploding. You troll: you get trolled. Also Samsung had issues with their water resistance and it's confusing which phones have it and which don't - too many Samsung phones to deal with. Apple is straightforward - plus no brand sells an article better than Apple - this is why other manufacturers like Samsung and wp, Xiomimi, hiway, and others mention Apple or iPhone in their commercials. Don't be naive.

23. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

That's because the iPhone is iconic.It's the iPhone that changed the phone design from Nokia and Blackberry to what we have today. Samsung is not iconic and not original.

7. femiRicHkiDD

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 21, 2015

Even when it wasn't IP67 certified they were buying it.. They've always been a sheep, now they must be proud to have finally have a butter on their bread

17. AlikMalix unregistered

It's just a better phone even without water resistance (even though everyone knows the 6/6s had unofficially been water resistant).

19. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Seen videos where it survive some water dunks. Not sure it was actually resistant though. What we need is a tech expert. Anyone? Where can we find a tech expert?

21. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

wow!!! did i really just read that? i mean how blind a fan can you really be man? at least keep you facts straight. Its ok to be a fan but most of the ifans I see are generally gushing about features that ipoops don't even have. A friend fought with me recently saying iphones have had fast charging since last 3 generations.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

By so far, the best smartphone in the market.

14. Ragnarkov

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Welcome to the club. When I was in Hawaii this summer, my Galaxy S7 Edge Survived snorkelling in the ocean for 2 hours. In a cheap plastic bumper case that had all ports and holes exposed.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not impressed by the vedio at all. It's not like it ever get that wet and even when he puts it all the way under water it's just a few seconds. What Ragnarkov did would be a real test.

22. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Do like Gabriel Medina - S7 in it ! (And sure , more powerful maneuvers)

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