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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: A surfer is testing their water resistance in the ocean

Do you really want to strap a $1000 smartphone on your surfboard? He did it!
Do you really want to strap a $1000 smartphone on your surfboard? He did it!
We all know that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant. But does that make them perfect surf companions? Surfer Kai Lenny took them out to the ocean and compared them with Apple's previous generation.

Official promo videos by Apple already showed us, that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant, but will they survive a 30 minute ride on the ocean waves? Kai Lenny strapped them to his surfboard and took them out to the Pacific Ocean. Before we can see the results, Kai will show us how Apple' previous generation fared under the same conditions.

Even though Apple's new iPhones are officially rated IP 67, meaning they can survive up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water, Apple will not cover any water damage under warranty. They will replace your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus if you bought the extra Apple Care+ package together with your iPhone but it will be a limited exchange twice during a two year period and you will have to pay a service fee of $99 each time you take advantage of that service. So take good care of your expensive iPhones and don't loose them to the waves!

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-09-24 (Update: 2016-09-24)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.