Water test shows Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both survivng a one-hour dunking

Water test shows Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both survivng a one-hour dunking
The other day, we showed you a video of the Apple iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge totally submerged in water for 30 minutes. Both were removed from the bowl totally unscathed. Today, we have both the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s getting dunked inside a bowl of water. Keep in mind that neither device has publicly received an IP certification for being water resistant (neither has the Galaxy S6 edge, for that matter).

After 60 minutes of soaking, both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus appeared to work perfectly. Once the device was dried out, the 3.5mm headphone jack and the lightning port both were good to go. Which makes us wonder why Apple wouldn't promote this. Manufacturers with phones that stand up to water this well, usually scream about this feature from the rooftops.

The only conclusion is that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are not resistant to water officially. With that in mind, we wouldn't even want to use the new iPhone models in a light rain, without employing a waterproof case. After all, when returning a water damaged iPhone 6s back to Apple, it is not going to persuade them to replace a broken unit because you thought the phone was waterproof after viewing a video online.



source: ZachStraley via RedmondPie

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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50 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Improved a lot on the build/

2. Nathillien unregistered

welcome to what year? 2012

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are the definition of stupidity.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+10000

39. Nathillien unregistered

Why so butthurt? 2012 was a good year. LOL

42. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I agree now the isheeps will try dunking it in water and ta da they will have to sell another kidney to buy a new one which they will. LOL

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

The funny thing is you. You can say 2012 features and specs for the new iP6S & iP6S+ but they far better than the othere androids flagship you called. Aside from that, no IP certification both phone but they can stay under the water for 1 hour. Compared to Sony since they introduced Z line in Sony but still can hold 30 minutes into the water only. How many Xperia they released and also in Samsung with water & dust proof? I would like to see the S6 Active on how many minutes they can hold into the water.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So, come on, put out your iPhone 6 {(s)Plus}, if you have one, and dunk it in the water for an hour. You won't do it would you??? Cause it's still not official!! I'm not defending mr 2012 up there but stop comparing just cause you think it's better. Just be happy it has improved. There are differences...we all choose to live with, one way or the other.

15. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Of course I have iPhone 6. I never try to put my iPhone 6 into the water for 30 minutes but only splash when it rain and I'm outside. Whether it official or not, at least Apple iPhone have like this water proof even not IP certified. 95% android fans always compared the 2012 specs and features of the new iPhone, Lmao.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's not waterproof... do you think Apple will not show off it's "waterproof" feature if it was official? Just relax man...

28. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He says he 'splashes it in the rain' so that makes his point in his mind.

32. Iodine

Posts: 1506; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Do you think xperia was water proof ? Only bacause sony was boasting about some IP certifaction ? http://m.gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/have-a-waterproof-xperia-device-dont-use-it-underwater-warns-sony-739623 Maybe iPhone is waterproof. But it's still better to have a waterproof phone and don't intentionally let it sink, than to show off your waterproof phone in a glass of water, because Sony was saying that so. If it gets broken because of water - your fault, whatever it was marketed as waterproof or not. If you hadn't noticed, even very well protected Apple watch is officially only resistant to splashes.

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Boy, you people are really hard to deal with!!

21. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You shouldn't have mentioned the Sony z series because you destroyed your post for fanboism. The ip6s managed 1 hour before it died but the truth is that even if you left it for 15 minutes and then take it of it would still die after a day or 2 or maybe even a month, if you knew anything about electronics you would know that. And the 30 minutes of z series or galaxy s5 is the official safe time for the manufacture company to keep it under water for a certain depth but if you put it in the same test as ip6s the z series would survive for 3 hours plus. What you can really brag about the ip6s is the single core performance which is damn impressive.

24. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Please stop embarrassing yourself, it's making me blush.

34. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

You are the definition of ignorance huh? Ip rating is something official. The z series can stay underwater for days. You just have warranty for 30 minutes. Learn the difference.

9. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Yeah, because the A9 processor or the 3D Touch is totally 2012. It seems like your brain is stuck in 2012 instead of Apple.

17. gaming64 unregistered

You left your brain that year that's why you think it's still 2012.

41. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

2012 was the invention of the first waterproof phone

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It seems that Notebookcheck got ahead of PA to test the new iPhones.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-iPhone-6S-and-iPhone-6S-Plus-First-Impressions.150860.0.html

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

"The Tegra X1 (still only used in the Shield TV) was able to best the GT7600 in 3DMark 2013 Unlimited GPU (135%) but fell behind in GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan with 79% of the performance." The A9's GPU is faster than the freaking Tegra X1 from the fan cooled Shield TV? That's just amazing Imagination PowerVR needs to start making laptop/desktop GPUs

30. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

GFXBnch would like to disagree. Shield TV gets 3855 and 6s gets 2442 in Manhattan off screen. T-Rex off screen is 6738 vs 4550. There is no Manhattan 3.1 result for 6s, either it doesn't support it, which would be bad, or app isn't updated for iOS. Either way, A9 is good, but not X1 good by far. Don't think mobile phone chips will beat X1 for another 2-3 years.

35. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm waiting for the AnandTech and Ars Techica reviews X1 level does sound too good to be true But I wouldn't say impossible either

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice to know, but I keep all electronics away from water. It simply makes sense to do so, if they don't need to be in it.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Exactly, even if i were to hold a IPxx certified device, i'd still think twice before drowning it.

16. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It because you never had and you can't afford to buy one.

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, that's it...you're officially here to show off!

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not sure why he made that comment.

29. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Can't afford to buy one? Are you some kind of elitist idiot?

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