The site learned of plans for the coating from a source "well-placed in one of the UK's top independent phone retailers" and who reportedly provided them with correct information on the launch dates for the white iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in the past.
He stated "both will have had liquipel treatment as they'll be altering the wording on insurance." When I pressed him for the exact changes on the phone insurance documents, he had no more information. Phone insurance altering its coverage in reaction to an unreleased phone isn't something I've come across before in phone info leaks, but, we could be on to something here. However, with liquid and moisture damage being among the top causes of insurance claims, it will need changing in time for a water-proof phone's launch. Will liquid damage come under the standard warranty for water repellent phones? It could almost certainly come under the exclusions list for treated phones.
A recent report also revealed that Samsung and Apple were looking into a different waterproof coating called HzO. However, Liquipel's technology is already on the market and costs $59 to coat your iPhone.
Check out the Liquipel coating in action below...
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