Too excited about iPhone 7 water resistant? Well your warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage
It seems Apple have just given critic a vital point to shun the new iPhone 7 variants, barely 24 hours when the new iPhone was announced, as usual some die hard Apple fans were excited and critics were laughing at them, to be honest Apple innovation is getting boring and it seems no new thing on the table for the fan-boy.
The new iPhone 7 is water and dust resistant, we’ve seen it some Android devices, also the dual-camera is not a new thing, as HTC is the first smartphone maker to equip dual camera followed by Huawei and some other low league Chinese OEMs.
In case you’re upgrading your iPhone because iPhone 7 is water resistant, you might need to have a rethink because Apple warranty didn’t cover water damage.
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.
What does this mean? The water resistant Apple is talking about is accidental water splash, it means you can’t take your smartphone to the swimming pool and take pictures or video under water.
That leaves a question here, why would you design a product that you’re not sure of its capabilities. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 7 is also water resistant but Samsung seems to get it right, if your phone is wet, it won’t charge until it’s dried. That’s a smart move from Samsung as water and electronics are not friends.
Apple is not alone, Sony did the same thing when they realized the amount of smartphone claiming warranty due to water damage.
At this point, I will give the kudos to Samsung because they seems to know what they are doing when it comes to water resistant smartphone.