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The whole truth about iPhone's waterproofness

Apple, more than any other manufacturer, ensures that all manufactured equipment not only has a stylish modern design, but also has high performance. To a large extent, this also applies to the protection of devices from various external influences, including dust and moisture.



Excellent protection performance is mandatory for all gadgets of the iPhone line.  And with the release of each new model, the manufacturer's requirements for the quality of protection become higher.

For example, if the model series XR, X, 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus have a degree of protection IP67, the latest smartphone 11 series is claimed to be protected by the standard already IP68.

This classification includes improved protection against dust (the first number 6 in the IP designation means complete protection against the ingress of dust, it can not get into the device), as well as against moisture. The second digit 7 of the IP67 classification means that the equipment remains fully operable when immersed for a short period of time to a depth of one meter (meaning that the device is not permanently immersed). IP68 regulates even stricter requirements - to maintain operability at depths up to one meter for up to half an hour.

According to the manufacturer's statements, the models with IP67 degree of protection comply with IEC 60529 standard (they remain operable in depths up to one meter for up to half an hour). Models iPhone XS and XS Max have protection degree IP68 (depth up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes). The popular iPhone 11 has IP68 rating (can withstand a dive to a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes). The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are rated with maximum protection IP68 (can be submerged to a depth of 4 meters for half an hour).

As can be seen, the high degree of protection implies that users should not have any problems with moisture penetration into the case. With the highest degree of protection to date, the device can be in a humid environment and will not suffer or lose its performance. This is the assurance of the manufacturers.

In practice, this is not the case at all. According to statistics from the Nout-911 service center, iPhone owners bring their drowned devices at least as much as users of gadgets from other manufacturers. Moreover, an unreasonable belief in the invulnerability of their technology often leads to the fact that the owner of a smartphone deliberately exposes it to adverse effects, braving the device protection to dust and moisture. In some cases, this leads to dire consequences.

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