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    Default How reliable is the water resistance?

    I know about the water resistance and what it means and everything but I'm thinking if you were to expose your iPhone 7 to water daily not long exposure or complex exposure but just like showering and stuff would the seals and gaskets eventually ware out and possibly not work anymore? Also could steam from say a shower damage the phone with consecutive use?
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    Default Re: How reliable is the water resistance?

    YouTube has plenty of videos which are testing the 7's water resistance
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    Default Re: How reliable is the water resistance?

    Seen many posts in various places about showering with a 7. Just curious, why would somebody want to do that on a regular basis? Is that actually a practical thing?

    Side note, why does nobody ask about using a 7/7+ as coaster?
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    Default Re: How reliable is the water resistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by obiwein View Post
    Seen many posts in various places about showering with a 7. Just curious, why would somebody want to do that on a regular basis? Is that actually a practical thing?

    Side note, why does nobody ask about using a 7/7+ as coaster?
    Was going to use it as a serving tray for cheese and crackers, but the iPad mini works better.
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    Default Re: How reliable is the water resistance?

    I am curious about this as well. I tried my 7 out in the pool and shared a video. I really like this feature. I am definitely going to buy AppleCare+. We shall see
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    Default Re: How reliable is the water resistance?

    Water resistance, unfortunately, isn't a binary state. It can degrade overtime, as coatings or seals wear out.

    Since Apple expressly states that they don't cover liquid damage under warranty, I would treat it as A nice bonus when you have an accident, but nothing to go shark diving with.

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