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imore.com - 6 days ago

What iPhone and Apple Watch water-resistance ratings really mean

How water resistant are Apple's latest iPhone and Apple Watch, and what do those ratings really mean?
iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ship with official water resistance, thanks to a variety of gaskets, seals, and changes to the design intended to help it survive splashes and dunks. Apple Watch Series 2 and the newer Apple Watch Series 3 take that level of protection a step further, adding clever water expulsion, to allow it to survive regular submersion of swimmers. But what does all that mean? Here's what Apple has to say about iPhone X and iPhone 8 water resistance on apple.com: [iPhone X], iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 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.
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