Apple Filed a Patent for Waterproof iPhones Last Year

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Earlier this week, Apple publicly revealed filing for a patent for waterproof devices. The paperwork was completed in June 2014 and is centered around making iPhones waterproof using rubber or “self-healing elastomer” that gains or loses its shape to protect the device from moisture and dust.

Ports like that of chargers or headphones on the phone would be protected with a rubber covering that would be removed when an external device or chord is to be inserted. Once the external device is removed, the rubber device would go back to covering the port.Apple Waterproof iPhone Patent

Depending on the kind of elastomer, it can provide protection against dust, debris, water, and gas. Hello, pretty pictures in all kinds of environmental conditions.

Companies like Samsung and Sony have employed waterproof tech in their devices in the past. Having said that, this patent does not mean whether we can expect the iPhone 7 to be entirely water-resistant.

At the same time, it should be kept in mind that iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are modeled on similar principles of water-resistance and are definitely more resilient than previous Apple devices. Let’s see if the iPhone 7 actually turns out to be the hardiest of all the iPhones so far.


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  • Ratnadeep Gaikwad

    WTF! Why does apple need a patent for this….

  • Aman Arora

    finally a water resistant and durable iphone will come …

  • Shubham Dhurve

    Waterproof iPhone? Apple, it’s almost 2016, and not 2013.

  • Aman Ullah Hassan

    Not joke it’s real water proof apple I am also useing apple iphone 6 5 4 all are water proof today I test all mobiles and it’s all working

  • Nevin Joseph Morrison

    So that they can sue the heck out of Sony and Motorola.. U0001f602U0001f602. Just joking..

  • Abhishek C Raveendra

    iDiots be like : Wow U0001f632 what a innovation……..!!!!!!!! Normal People : Waterproof is old thing , We are in the generation of Shatterproof

  • Dushyant Singh Choudhary

    So they feared that somebody gonna make waterproof iPhones other than them.