Video: all Apple iPhone models get the water treatment, the iPhone 3G outlasts its brethren


While many high-end Android smartphone manufacturers eventually came around to launching a dust and water-resistant handset, Apple's iPhone lineup still doesn't offer any sort of certified resistance against the elements. Although teardown analysis found that Apple did implement some measures to ensure that the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come with better protection against the occasional splash, there are tons of tests out on YouTube that prove that the new iPhone 6s generation is far from being water resistant.

If you've ever wondered which of Apple's iPhone models offer the highest level of water resistance, then you'd probably be intrigued to find out that the arcane iPhone 3G, launched all the way back in 2009, is actually the Apple phone with best chances of surviving a short dive. At least, that's the conclusion that we can draw from a recent test published on YouTube by video tech blogger Zach Straley.

After gluing one unit of each iPhone model to a backboard, Straley submerged all eight handsets under water. Interestingly, the iPhone 6s doesn't appear to fare any better than its brethren. Take a look for yourself:



What do you guys think of this test? Is anybody surprised to learn that the iPhone 3G is the most water resistant iPhone model to date?

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14 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The 3Gees Gurability Guilt Gtrength

10. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You forgot guilability.

13. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Can't forget gluttony.

14. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I enjoyed watching all this iJunk die a slow death lol!

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Sooooo... iOS 7 anybody?

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Does it mean iOS 7 and the later doesn't come with water resistant feature? They need a update to solve this problem!!!!! HUE HUE HUE HUE

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Then you throw it in the microwave to dry AND recharge. Apple thinks of everything.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

This function will come together with iOS 10.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would say users who have dropped their phone in the sink, tub, toilet or pool had far different results.

7. Tizo101

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

iPhones are not water resistant not even in the slightest - any iPhone in water equals death

8. Tizo101

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

iPhones are not water resistant not even in the slightest - any iPhone in water equals death

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Why did you post your comment twice? Ah I know why, you used an Android phone and the phone restarted once you wrote your comment so you did it again, Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah.

11. Tizo101

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Lol, slow network

12. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

What a pathetic reply.

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