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    I just wanted to check with you guye and get some opinion. Now that the iPhone 7 is water resistant. Does this mean the phone can be used in the shower and pool? Shower like the water splashing on the phone and something in the pool just water splashes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaleelhamid View Post
    I just wanted to check with you guye and get some opinion. Now that the iPhone 7 is water resistant. Does this mean the phone can be used in the shower and pool? Shower like the water splashing on the phone and something in the pool just water splashes..
    You could it is the same certification as the Apple Watch series 1 which I have taken in the shower, and have heard of people swimming with it. I think you would be fine but think it is more for slips or falls verse taking in swimming on purpose. There will be YouTube videos testing how long can stay underwater so will know more then.
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    I don't plan on keeping it in the water but I just wanna know how splashes would work
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    It's rated as IP67 water resistant... Would I take it into a shower every day and expose it to splashes? No... Warranty does not cover water damage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsavage View Post
    There will be YouTube videos testing how long can stay underwater so will know more then.
    no need to wait for that... The IP67 standard is well documented as to what that means... Google it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    no need to wait for that... The IP67 standard is well documented as to what that means... Google it.
    Not really that's why I asked. Sorry
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    Would it survive in a log flume guys?!
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    Water resistance diminishes with exposure so you never know when/if you'll get damage. Treat it as a life saver if accidents happen.
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    I just wanna be able to use it in my shower. Not pool or anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaleelhamid View Post
    I just wanna be able to use it in my shower. Not pool or anything
    Buy an Apple Watch Series 2. You will get all your notifications and make phone calls with it all the while leaving your phone outside the shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    Buy an Apple Watch Series 2. You will get all your notifications and make phone calls with it all the while leaving your phone outside the shower.
    Thanks that's something to think about
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    The iPhone 7 has the same IP67 rating as the original Apple Watch. I've used Apple Watch when swimming many times with no problem, so theoretically the iPhone 7 should be capable of surviving slight immersion in water.

    I wouldn't recommend deliberately exposing it to water though, as one key difference between iPhone and Apple Watch is the fact that the phone has a physical charging port whereas the watch does not. While direct water exposure shouldn't harm the phone, residual moisture in the charging port could be harmful if you try to plug it in. iOS 10 has a specific feature that warns you if moisture is detected in the Lightning port.
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    The good news is, with this being first iPhone rated "water resistant" I bet there will be TONS of people with more money than they know what to do with testing them and posting results to YouTube for us
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    how ft support on water?
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    how ft support on water?
    50 meters is like 164 ft
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    I dont know fi we should really believe the 50 meters marketing. Who is trying that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badelhas View Post
    I dont know fi we should really believe the 50 meters marketing. Who is trying that?
    Wait until after the phone is out.. and there will be dozens upon dozens of Youtube videos testing everything from water to drop tests. Let them destroy a bunch of new phones to save us the hassle of accidental loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    50 meters is like 164 ft
    I just see that I'm talking about the Watch and you guys about the iPhone 7.

    1 meter is like 3ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaleelhamid View Post
    I don't plan on keeping it in the water but I just wanna know how splashes would work
    "iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty."

    Dust = 6 = no ingress of dust at all for at least eight hours

    Water = 7 = protection from immersion in up to 1m of fresh water (typically for 30 minutes)

    Based on the RATING alone, but we don't have any full "testing" for real life situations yet.
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    I would not intentionally take it near water. Water damage can still occur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman1 View Post
    I would not intentionally take it near water. Water damage can still occur.
    We're always around water.. kitchen, bathroom, restaurants, swimming pool, rain, etc.. it's always around water. The nice thing is, for something accidental, your phone may be ok, instead of a $800 paperweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    We're always around water.. kitchen, bathroom, restaurants, swimming pool, rain, etc.. it's always around water. The nice thing is, for something accidental, your phone may be ok, instead of a $800 paperweight.
    My phone is rarely around water. We are talking about taking a shower as the OP said.
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    Only water I want to use it in my phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaleelhamid View Post
    Only water I want to use it in my phone
    I do not know what this means?

    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman1 View Post
    My phone is rarely around water. We are talking about taking a shower as the OP said.
    He did say shower, swimming pool... I would not recommend either, but it's your phone, your risk. I posted elsewhere about the water resistant standards for 6-dust 7-water and I would never feel comfortable having it in the shower. Maybe way on the other side of the bathroom while taking a shower, safer with some "steam" in the room. But for me, and my sanity, would keep it as dry as possible. The water resistance is great for a one time "oops", but it's not a diving watch.
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    Ya I take long showers and like to be on my phone but oh well maybe iPhone 7
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