Apple could be working on a waterproof iPhone

Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent Office for a new technology that could lead to a waterproof iPhone.

Yesterday the media discovered that Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a technology that protects smartphones against moisture and corrosion. Like many other tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, or Samsung, Apple regularly files for patents with patent-awarding authorities from across the globe, although only a fraction of these patents end up being used in consumer-grade products.

According to the documents, Apple is looking into technologies that will allow for the creation of the company's first waterproof iPhone. While most of Apple's competitors aim to make sure that liquids will not enter the device, the Cupertino-based tech giant seems to be examining a different approach. Apple plans to protect internal components by using a technology that's called Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (PACVA), so that even if water enters the smartphone, the components will not short circuit. If you're interested in learning all the details, make sure to check the source link below.

It looks like waterproof devices are starting to be come very important for Apple CEO Tim Cook. The CEO recently hinted that the upcoming Apple Watch can be used everywhere that the user goes, including in the shower. If Apple finds success with the new technology, the manufacturer could release multiple waterproof devices in the future. At the moment, the only way that customers can use iPhones to place calls while taking a shower is by purchasing a waterproof case.


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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03- 5 (Update: 2015-03- 6)