Even fancies yourself in a situation where your phone becomes useless after being exposed to water? No matter how it happens, the end result is always the same: the phone is beyond repair, good for throwing in the bin. But, each day, solutions are sought in order to prevent this misfortune. Apple files a new patent for waterproof iPhones, making water the least of your problem if your are the lucky owner of an IPhone.
According to sources inside Apple, it would seem that this new patent regarding waterproof cases is not altogether new. In fact, this patent has been filed up on July 2014, waiting to be put into practice. It would seem that Apple is sure taking its sweet time coming up with a solution to the water problem.
In the meantime, there were a couple of testers out there who wanted to come with viable solutions for waterproofing IPhone. And what better way to test out theories than by taking a couple of phones and dunking them in water?
It would seem that after a couple of experiments, involving quite a large number of defenceless IPhones, the testers concluding that in terms of water resistance, the IPhones weakest point the audio jack and the ports used to charge the phone and insert certain other peripherals.
The techies at Apple determined that the best solution to reinforce the phone’s water resistance factor is to fashion a special kind of rubber that could be inserted in the phone’s weak point. This rubbery material must have special properties such as changing his shape, in order to seal leak point and permit user to plug in their headphones.
If we take a look back at how Apple decided to tackle the waterproofing issue, we can clearly see that this solution is not entirely new. In fact, after releasing the IPhone 6s, Apple decided to test some of their theories regarding water insulation. And so, the phone was outfitted with a special hydrophobic material.
This coating would ensure that water wouldn’t damage the internal circuits, even if the phone was outright dunked in a cauldron filled with water.
For now, we are unsure as to what Apple is planning regarding this aspect of water protection. It would seem that the tech giant is taking very small steps, treading carefully, drawing and redrawing, in order to come up with the best solution capable of actually making a difference in terms of water protection.