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Will your next iPhone be waterproof? Apple's latest patent shows system for taking photos underwater

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple's next iPhone could be waterproof - and even take pictures underwater. The tech giant has been granted a new patent for underwater photography that would ensure more realistic-looking shots while users are submerged. It hints at the firm's first entirely waterproof gadgets that could be used underwater and dropped into water without fear. Filed in 2013, the patent highlights a'color balancing' tool that would remove'undesirable tints' of blues and greens from underwater pictures. Apple's latest patent could hint at waterproof phones.


Is The iPhone 7 Waterproof? New Apple Smartphone Upgrade Expected

International Business Times

With Apple expected to introduce Wednesday its latest products, iPhone enthusiasts are waiting to finding out whether the tech giant's signature smartphone will be waterproof. The answer seems to be definite, as industry insiders are all in apparent agreement about what could be the worst kept tech secret of all time. While the iPhone's level of water resistance has been steadily increased with each subsequent release, the newest incarnation could see the mobile device be the most waterproofed it has been, according to reports. This means the iPhone7 could more than likely be able to survive splashes, showers and being submerged in a little more than three feet of water, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told MacRumors over the weekend. The iPhone 7 is also expected to have the IPX7 rating for waterproofing, meaning, if true, the new device can be underwater for as long as a half-hour.


Why Did Apple Remove the iPhone 7's Headphone Jack?

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Why did Apple remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. In short, because it was more trouble than it's worth. A waterproof iPhone is a big win for users. Apple collects all sorts of data through AppleCare and the Genius Bar about what kinds of problems people have with their Apple devices, and they use this data to improve future products. Perhaps the best known example is the MagSafe adapter: Apple saw many broken laptops that had been pulled to the ground when someone tripped over the charging cable, so they designed a charging cable with a magnetic connector that would harmlessly detach when you sharply tugged on it.


Is Apple's iPhone 7 Really Water-Resistant? What IP67 Waterproofing Really Means

International Business Times

With Apple claiming that the iPhone 7 is its first water-resistant smartphone, many might get the idea of jumping in pools and even showering with the device once they get their handsets. However, here is the truth about the waterproof certification of the new iPhone. Apparently, the waterproofing of the iPhone 7 has limitations that should be followed unless owners would want to end up with a very expensive paperweight, according to Apple Insider. What the IP67 rating really means is that the device can be submerged in water that's not deeper than a meter or 3.3 feet and for not more than 30 minutes. Hence, unless one is not planning to take his or her iPhone 7 to the deep waters and have it submerged for long periods of time, then iPhone 7's waterproofing will come in handy.


Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 8 Tipped To Have IP68 Waterproof Certification

International Business Times

Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone 8 may be fully waterproof. A new report by the Investor indicates that both devices will be IP68 certified. For the uninitiated, IP stands for ingress protection. An IP68 protection basically means that device can be submerged in 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes. Smartphone makers such as Samsung use a special nanocoating on their devices that does not let water get in, even through open ports such as the 3.5mm jack on the Galaxy S7.