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    Default iphone 7 Waterproof. ? Anyone tested it

    I have an iphone 7 and if still afraid to try it under water as the warranty policy in India is very steep. People share your views about water related to iphone 7
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    I have not tested it, but not sure why you would even consider taking the phone underwater unless you had it in a waterproof case. In the keynote it said water resistant, not waterproof. If you are concerned then I would not even consider it. It is the one thing Apple is adamant about not repairing, a water damaged phone. And I honestly think they would find a way to argue their point. Only my opinion, but I would have a waterproof case on it if I were taking it in the water, especially for extended periods of time.
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    I don't consider the water resistance a feature to test. It is there, I'm glad it exists, but I sincerely hope never needing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firedept10 View Post
    I have not tested it, but not sure why you would even consider taking the phone underwater unless you had it in a waterproof case. In the keynote it said water resistant, not waterproof. If you are concerned then I would not even consider it. It is the one thing Apple is adamant about not repairing, a water damaged phone. And I honestly think they would find a way to argue their point. Only my opinion, but I would have a waterproof case on it if I were taking it in the water, especially for extended periods of time.
    What I meant was in swimming pool. To take photo shot on the surface of water and not underwater. Coz on youtube you see iphone 7 fully submerged in water for half an hour without having any problem. That`s why I was curious. But thanks for the update i would not do anything like that now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    I don't consider the water resistance a feature to test. It is there, I'm glad it exists, but I sincerely hope never needing it.
    Thanks... I think only testing in rain is quiet enough .
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    Here you go
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    this is the closest I've came which is rinsing the phone off when it gets dirty
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    Quote Originally Posted by bchain996 View Post
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...c70af58253.jpg this is the closest I've came which is rinsing the phone off when it gets dirty
    that really clears my doubt thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by knotsure View Post


    Here you go
    Do you guys see this video? It says something like it not being viewable yet, but it's been hours since I posted it
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    Quote Originally Posted by knotsure View Post
    Do you guys see this video? It says something like it not being viewable yet, but it's been hours since I posted it
    I saw it, and I had a little panic attack when it went under water. Seems okay though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knotsure View Post
    Do you guys see this video? It says something like it not being viewable yet, but it's been hours since I posted it
    I saw it.
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    Thanks. I haven't even bought AppleCare yet so I guess I am living on the edge. But it seems to work pretty good.
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    Did podcasts in the shower.

    I haven't done what I did with the Galaxy S7 and taken it swimming in the lake, but I'm pretty sure it'd do fine, given the test that showed the iPhone 7 beating the S7 in river tests.

    But now I'm just at ease with the feature existing, I don't need to stress it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerinexile View Post
    Did podcasts in the shower.

    I haven't done what I did with the Galaxy S7 and taken it swimming in the lake, but I'm pretty sure it'd do fine, given the test that showed the iPhone 7 beating the S7 in river tests.

    But now I'm just at ease with the feature existing, I don't need to stress it.
    By "did podcasts" I'm assuming you meant "listened to podcasts" and not "hosted podcasts" in the shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    By "did podcasts" I'm assuming you meant "listened to podcasts" and not "hosted podcasts" in the shower.
    Mobile Syrup apparently DID do a podcast from a bathroom. But not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knotsure View Post
    Do you guys see this video? It says something like it not being viewable yet, but it's been hours since I posted it
    I saw it too and my heart is pounding LOL!
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    I watched a video last night, where they were using the iPhone under water with scuba gear to record a movie. Worked well for a while. When they took it too deep for too long, it finally damaged the phone. Overall it did an amazing job. I was impressed. Makes me feel safer if it falls into the pool or puddle for a moment or two. I don't intend to use mine under water, but it's nice to know it can take an ooops dip.
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    I have always been skeptical about the term "water resistant", to me that means it will withstand minor moisture exposure and not using the device as a piece of scuba gear.
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    I wouldn't put it underwater since it's water-resistant and not waterproof. There's a difference. Water-resistant means you can accidentally spill water on your phone or it can withstand an accidental spill... But it doesn't mean you should take a dunk into a pool while holding your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    I wouldn't put it underwater since it's water-resistant and not waterproof. There's a difference. Water-resistant means you can accidentally spill water on your phone or it can withstand an accidental spill... But it doesn't mean you should take a dunk into a pool while holding your phone.
    Does not mean you can.. however many have.. and it seems to work well for short periods of time and not as deep.

    IP67 Rating which means that these devices are resistant against water ingress to a maximum of 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes, as well as protected against dust ingress.
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    Hey do any of you know about a scuba housing for the 7 of the 7+?
    I'm just thinking about getting one and that's something I will really like to have.
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    I will take Apple's word that the IP67 rating is accurate. I will not test it myself on purpose.

    As mentioned previously, it can be submerged. The IP67 rating means there will be no water ingress when submerged up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
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    The argument of waterproof vs. water resistance does not hold water any more. Sorry for the pun.
    Look at the IP ratings and IP67 does in fact allow submersion.

    One has to remember, however, these are static tests. Real life is hardly static. If a phone is dropped in a tub with a depth of 15cm from a height of 1 meters, the initial plunge is going to have dynamic pressure higher than the rating. It's OK just a fuse rated at 20A won't blow when a motor that pulls 35A for an instant while starting.

    Swimming, OTOH, will cause all sorts of pressure variances exceeding on multiple planes. Most of the time this "exceeding the limit" is harmless but there's never a guarantee that you won't experience a failure.

    Testing the water proofness of our devices isn't routine. It's not a one shot feature say like an automobile airbag, flashbulb (for those old enough to remember those!), or dry chemical fire extinguisher. But it's not something you should do like test your smoke detectors or take a firearm to the range either. It falls somewhere in between. For those aw5hit moments like a beer getting knocked over by the family pet or a drop in the toilet. Yuck!

    Even so, there are places for fluids to get in and even though it may not reach the circuit board or switch, it will change the device. This is cumulative damage. Leisurely dunking the phone isn't probably something you want to do outside of those folks on youtube (you know who you are!) that count on views to pay for their destructive repertoire!

    It's peace of mind knowing if you leave your phone next to the sink and it falls in and gets wet you don't have to scramble pronto looking for a baggie and cupful of rice.
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    I asked a genius today while at the Apple Store about this topic. She said that Apple doesn't really know how the water resistance will stand up to the test of time. They are more or less telling us to use caution in the event it does fail as it is not covered under the warranty. I also asked her if I could use an accident incident with AppleCare+ to replace a water damaged phone and she said absolutely yes, as I suspected in the first place.
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