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YouTuber performs first-hand waterproof tests for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

YouTuber performs first-hand waterproof tests for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
YouTuber performs first-hand waterproof tests for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
While Apple is silent on the exact waterproofing standards of the refreshed iPhones, one YouTuber has decided to find out for himself.

What happens when a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus takes a plunge in the toilet or sink? Neither Apple nor Siri apparently has a good answer. Thus, YouTube user Zeedude decided to take matters into his own hands with a pair of new iPhones and two bowls of water. The built-in timer was used to keep track of internal damage issues and the ports were left open during the test as well.

To make an 8-minute video short, both smartphones survived the full hour dive without any visible damage at all. That's not to say that all iPhone 6s or 6s Plus models are waterproof, however, as this was only an informal test. There are no guarantees for similar results at deeper depths, for example.

Apple itself has no official IP certifications against dust and water for the new iPhones. Instead, those looking for smartphones with official protection again the elements may want to look into the recent Sony Xperia smartphones. Nonetheless, Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 6s should avoid conditions outside of the 0 - 35 C range and 5 - 95 percent humidity range. The smartphone is rated for functionality up to 3000 m above sea level.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09-29 (Update: 2015-09-29)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.