What if you’re lovely high expensive I phone 8 falls into a pool or toilet or into deep water. Is I Phone 8 waterproof?
Long answer short, NO.
The new I Phone 8 is not waterproof but its water resistant.
Now, if you are getting confused between waterproof and water resistant’s than, Let me tell you, water resistant means under certain conditions it can resist the water to come inside the device. Like many smartwatches now coming up with water resistant features as they need to protect against some weather conditions. At the same time waterproof means, you’re I Phone 8 can be submerged in the water for sometimes and will remain unaffected.
If you look closer to the footnote of I phone 8 disclaimers, you will see it is clearly mentioned that it is water resistant but not waterproof.
Here is what they have mentioned in the disclaimer
“iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a 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.”
Let me repeat it again, it clearly mentioned that “Liquid damage not covered under warranty”. Even so, promised apple watch waterproof has certain limitations of use and terms and conditions for replacements.
The Meaning of Rating of Under IEC Standard 60529 for I Phone 8
Now if you don’t know about this, let me decode this section for you and reveal the fact of the water-resistant policy of I phone 8. According to IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), rating of 7 means “ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1m of submersion)”
In the IP67, 6 stands for dust resistance and 7 stands for water resistance. Which means you’re I phone 8 can survive if it is submerged into 1m depth water for 30 min.
This means your expensive I phone 8 will not get damaged if it comes in contact with rain or a splash of water. Also if you’re I phone 8 is accidentally dropped into a toilet or splashed into the water, your phone will not get damaged because of it. Also, Iphone 8 comes with a hydrophobic coating. This feature will actively repeal liquid from the I phone 8. But, it doesn’t make I phone 8 entirely waterproof.
So, I phone 8 is not waterproof but water resistants. However, you don’t need to worry about small water splash over it, but for deepwater activity more then 30min. can make your I phone severely damaged. Since the launching of the mobile not much case has come for water damage. Hope this article gives you a clear the doubt about “Is I phone 8 waterproof?”. Keep reading and keep learning new things about latest technology on smartwoop.