Apple’s latest smartphone hardware revisions; the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with waterproofing features. In fact, both devices are IP67 certified that makes them splash, dust, and water resistant. As the new smartphones have already been in the hands of many customers in various countries, quite a few number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus waterproofing tests have already been posted on YouTube.
Some of these waterproofing tests include dunking the device into a jar of water, a cup of coffee, swimming with the device, and one even went ahead and dropped his brand new iPhone in the ocean. While the iPhone’s touchscreen understandably didn’t work under water due to its capacitive nature, the new iPhones emerged from all the tests working just fine.
It means you can use your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus underwater for taking photos or capturing videos. But keep in mind that you will have to launch the camera application before taking the device underwater with you because touchscreen does not work underwater. You can then use the volume buttons to capture photos without touching the software based shutter button on the screen.
While the new iPhone passed all the waterproofing tests with flying colors, it’s highly recommended to not try this with your device especially avoid dropping it in the ocean. It’s worth mentioning here that liquid damage is not covered under standard iPhone warranty. So, if somehow you end up damaging your device with liquid, you’ll be paying out of your own pocket to get the phone back in shape.
Here are some of the videos posted on YouTube where the user in conducting Waterproofing test on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: