Tag Archive: Waterproof


iPhone SE has the same waterproof seals as its big brothers

A teardown of the new iPhone SE reveals that it has the same waterproof seals as its big brothers the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — despite looking almost identical to the older iPhone 5s. “There be foamy silicone seals surrounding some—but, mysteriously, not all—of the logic board connections,” iFixit’s teardown gurus write. If these are the same as […]

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Apple makes a splash with new waterproof iPhone patent

Apple today published an intriguing patent application with a unique method for waterproofing future devices — by covering ports, like those for USB or headphones, with self-healing seals. Described as an, “electronic device with hidden connector,” the invention describes how self-healing elastomeric material could seal each of the ports, which would then be opened by puncturing […]

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Catalyst’s new waterproof case will keep your iPhone 6s dry

If you upgraded to an iPhone 6s, chances are the case on your old 6 fits just fine. But if the old case is waterproof, don’t go dropping that 6s in a puddle. The iPhone 6s is taller, wider and thicker by 1/100th of an inch in either direction, hardly noticeable in hand but enough […]

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H2-Woah! iPhone 6s may be secretly waterproof

Apple hasn’t advertised the iPhone 6s as being waterproof, but it seems that the new handset (unofficially) isn’t totally adverse to taking a dip. In a new video test, YouTuber Zach Straley submerged both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a bowl of water and let them sit there for an hour, powered up. […]

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You may be tempted to swim with this new waterproof case for Apple Watch

While Apple doesn’t recommend submerging the Apple Watch in water, there have been a number of swimmers who say their watches have held up to workouts in the pool. But with the likelihood that Apple wouldn’t honor a warranty for a watch that stopped after a shower, why risk it? Catalyst, whose waterproof cases for […]

Waterproof UE Roll is the perfect summer speaker

SAN FRANCISCO — Not content to conquer the Bluetooth speaker market with tubes and bigger tubes, Ultimate Ears made its latest portable audio device look like a lily pad. They made it waterproof, too. The only problem was, the UE…

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Apple Watch is more waterproof than you might think

Apple describes the Apple Watch as “splash and water resistant but not waterproof.” However, where is the line between the two crossed? Further than you might think, according to research from some early Apple Watch owners who were eager to…

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Your next iPhone might be waterproof

Aside from better battery life, a waterproof iPhone has to be one of the most-requested upgrades Apple could make to its smartphones — a feature that H20-defying rivals like the Xperia Z1 haven’t wasted a moment bragging about possessing. But a new patent…

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Your next iPhone might be waterproof

Aside from better battery life, a waterproof iPhone has to be one of the most requested additions Apple could make to its smartphones — a feature that H20-defying rivals like the Xperia Z1 haven’t wasted a moment bragging about possessing. But a new…

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Apple Watch is water resistant, not waterproof

One of the smaller details Apple failed to mention during today’s keynote was its new watch’s tolerance of liquids. While the Apple Watch is designed to stay on your wrist all day, it’s not suited for all situations. It turns…

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