How Water-Resistant Is the New iPhone?

In times of a pandemic, it was the launch of the affordable iPhone SE that saved Apple’s cart. Had it not been for the newest and cheapest iPhone, even a tech giant like Apple would’ve felt the grunt of the economic halt. Coupled with the difficulties arising to the company from the Chinese-American conflict, the phone provided much-needed relief. One of the things that made the price so attractive for buyers was the smaller size of the phone. Another feature that turned heads was up to 1m water-resistant. But how efficient is the water resistance? 

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IPHONE SE ISN’T WATERPROOF, YET THE WATER RESISTANCE IS GOOD ENOUGH

Like most Apple products from the recent past, the iPhone SE has an IP67 rating for water resistance. This places it with other Apple incumbents such as the Apple Watch, which has an IPX7 rating. 

WHAT DO THESE RATINGS INDICATE?

All Apple products are certified by the International Protection rating, given by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). These ratings indicate different levels of safety when the device is confronted with solid or liquid externalities. As the rating given to the iPhone SE is IP67, it means that the phone can resist water up to 1m or 3 feet. Translated for the common man, you can drop your iPhone in your toilet, but not at the bottom of a public pool.

What are ways to increase water resistance?

In this day and age, people are coming across similar problems, and thus solutions for these problems are also being invented simultaneously. If you’re looking to increase your phone’s ability to resist water, you can try out buying an external cover. There are unique covers available in markets, both offline and online, which will give your phone added protection without looking like a big brick.

WHY DOES ADDED PROTECTION COME IN HANDY?

Tech companies cannot give you a guarantee against water damages. This is because the water-resistance decreases over time, and tech companies just can’t know the level of water-exposure that might trip it. Thus, it is recommended that if you have a history of phones and liquids being mixed, you should have extra protection.

THE IPHONE SE MAKES IT EASIER TO ADD-ON

With the new iPhone priced at an affordable $399, you can buy way more add-ons than before. So if you have found your iPhone in the new iPhone SE, secure it up with just a few additions. By itself, the phone is sturdy and will fare well in most situations.

Abigail Smith is an inventive person who has been doing intensive research in particular topics and writing blogs and articles on myblog-search and many other related topics. He is a very knowledgeable person with lots of experience.

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