Apple made the iPhone 6s almost waterproof and didn't inform anybody

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Depart it as much as Apple to downplay a surprisingly helpful engineering feat: A water resistant iPhone. It seems the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a mixture of latest know-how that makes them far immune to liquid injury than previous iPhones, iFixit reviews. Apple packed in a brand new gasket across the sides of the telephone, and it incased each cable connector on the telephone’s logic board with a waterproofing materials. Provided that the logic board that features a lot of the iPhone’s delicate electronics and is probably the most vulnerable to water injury, Apple’s answer is especially intelligent. Most different water resistant telephones give attention to defending exterior ports, relatively than inner electronics. Whereas it is from being really waterproof, there are many movies on-line displaying iPhone 6s fashions surviving water dunks. The really unusual factor is Apple has by no means talked about the function — in contrast to Samsung and Sony, each of which championed water resistance as key options of some current telephones (although Samsung gave up on it for the Galaxy S6, and Sony is backtracking on its claims).

From a shopper psychology perspective, it is sensible for Apple to maintain quiet. When you inform individuals your telephone is waterproof, they may inevitably ship their telephones flying into glasses to check out that declare (at the least, that is what I did with the Galaxy S5). Now, individuals who by accident drop their iPhones into the bathroom may be pleasantly stunned to find their telephone did not die. Moreover, the elevated water resistance means used iPhone 6s fashions will final lots lengthy longer and have fewer pricey repairs, which might be notably helpful for Apple and its new iPhone improve plan.

[Photograph credit: iFixit]

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