iPhone 7 is Water resistant, BUT..

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Just like Samsung’s S7 and S7 edge, iPhone is  IP67 certified to withstand splash, dust and water resistance up to 1.5 meters. Apple had proudly highlighted the certification of the new iPhones and Apple Watches at their launch.

Now the big news comes, the waterproofing gaskets that protects your iPhone comes with a cost. In addition to the tremendous amount of finessing required to repair Apple’s newest comers, replacing any part of your iPhone will unfortunately lose its water resistance capabilities.

Do not get me wrong, the iPhone is a mean tough beast, the latest reports (from 3rd party SquardTrade) claimed that the iPhone 7 bent at 170 of pressure, and the iPhone 7 plus at 180 pounds.

Surprisingly, the standard one-year limited warranty from Apple does not cover the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus from liquid damage. Apple was very clear in their statement:

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage is not covered under warranty.

Yes, that is right gentlemen. You need to be extra careful when carrying your precious iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.