Apple smart tech renders iPhone 6s almost waterproof
Apple smart tech renders iPhone 6s almost waterproof – It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus integrate a combination of new water-resistant technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones.
However, as with all smartphones claiming impermeability, the new iPhones are water-resistant, but not fully waterproof. If you do slip your new iPhone, you’ve got a better shot at survival than any previous generation of iPhone has offered.
Jeff Suovanen, an engineer at iFixit who recently took an iPhone 6s apart to study its water-resistant credentials, said if you get a phone wet, the danger comes when you have logic board contacts with a charge running through them exposed to water. They can short out, and afterwards they can start to corrode.
Suovanen started looking at the case, lightning port and headphone jack to see if they did anything to keep water out. Apart from a thin adhesive strip, nothing about the iPhone 6s external structure stood out as different from the iPhone 6. Suovanen found that instead of waterproofing the case, Apple opted to waterproof the logic board itself.
Suovanen said “It’s basically a thin wall, it almost looks like wetsuit material. It’s not that, but it looks like that. It’s soft, spongy, you can press on it and feel it give a little bit.” “It’s surrounding those little logic board connectors, and then the ribbon cable connects over the top and creates a little pressure seal to keep the water out,” he added.
However, it must be noted that the smartphones that have offered this level of water resistance have not exactly been chart-toppers. The HTC Desire Eye, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and Sony Xperia Z3 are phones you might have heard of, but their aquaphobia has not demonstrably made them any more desirable.