iOS 10 will warn for moisture in the Lightning connector (6s, 6s Plus, SE)

Apple devices are not something that anyone would want to get wet. Like, ever. Well okay, maybe you could splash a little water on the Apple Watch, but you won't be taking a bath with your iPhone or iPad anytime soon. Anyway, liquids can still get inside your expensive phone or tablet, and by the time you realize that, you might already have a couple hundred bucks of useless water-damaged tech on your hands.

Apple has apparently devised a plan to deliver us from such shocking scenarios (sorry, couldn't help it), by issuing warnings when there is moisture detected in your iPhone's Lightning connector. The feature has been introduced in the latest betas of iOS 10 and apparently only works with the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and SE.



Last month, the USPTO granted Apple a patent for a liquid resistant “acoustic device”, which suggested that the company might be on track to add some ruggedness to its offerings in the future. The patent documents outlined waterproofing schemes not only for speakers, but for other “apertures in the device's housing” as well. Since we don't have the hardware yet to keep those pesky liquids out of our iPhones, we are going to assume that this software solution is the first small step in that direction.

source: EverythingApplePro (YouTube) via Engadget

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27 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

How come Apple is the only one who innovates??

2. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Because other companies like samsung and sony have already waterproofed their smartphone, and not start charging in the first place when it's wet. It's not like this isn't a neat feature, in fact it should be mandatory. But to say Apple is the leading innovator over a small feature like this is an obvious bias. Though if your comment is sarcasm , then I'll show myself out the 3rd floor window

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I think he was being sarcastic, especially looking at his avatar

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Had it first.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And you're the most sarcatic user here, @ibend

16. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I don't think he knew...

21. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I knew.. just felt like saying it..

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung has innovated the AUTO SHUT DOWN feature when it is dipped in water for the S7 ACTIVE.....LOLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXcbI98SMRghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0WoNMaW-FY

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes, but unlike Apple Samsung as reported there was a problem and as fixed it and also will offer new phones that get damage, please show me Apple doing this on anything at all

27. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

dont know whats wrong with people like you. Atleast samsung had the courtesy to accept their mistake (which came off a production line) and has offered a replacement to anyone whose S7 active gets water damaged, unlike Apple, which just blamed their customers for "holding" their phones wrong (remember AntennaGate?)

22. Unordinary unregistered

YOU SURE ABOUT THAT? Lolllllll

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The next message from Apple would be your warranty is therefore void.

4. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

I know right!? Heck, in the iOS 10 final release it might as well cure cancer!

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Point to notice that is now iPhone 7 gonna be waterproof or apple might save it for ip8

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple is the true innovator. Others are gimmickers......lols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0WoNMaW-FY

25. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

@piyath Apple is the worlds BIGGEST GIMMICK!!!

15. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

What did they innovate?? Guess you don't realize that Samsung already has a sensor for this very thing on the S7's. Troll better next time.

17. Khmer-Geek unregistered

im not expect much from a sick android fanboy like u look all gentlemen look at these sheepdroid trolls they never behave

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Just like my S7 edge....

8. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Its new because Apple did it. /s

10. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Good to know that they are finally doing this.

14. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I read this feature somewhere, oh wait someone is calling on my S7.

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I signed up for iOS 10 beta and the 1st one is buggy as hell (to the point it just hangs on the home screen then starts acting funny then it's okay again.. wtf) I almost threw my phone out the window! Just installed the 2nd one, still lags but hopefully the Home Screen Hang of Death is gone.. btw no AR for Pokemon Go when you're on iOS 10 beta 1 and 2, only on the 3rd it's working..... bummer!

24. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Why???? Of course it's buggy even when it's released in September betas are a way to kill a device

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Can't wait for this beast to be unleashed!

23. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

No device is waterproof maybe water resistant maybe it's a phone my gosh

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