iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III to Feature Liquipel Waterproof Coating?

Posted February 3, 2012 at 7:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 26146 views

Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III are rumored to a feature Liquipel waterproof coating, according to TiP.

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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Carl Vykes - February 4, 2012 at 5:58pm
Guyyyys guyyys guyyyys !!! I just happened to grab a pic of iPhone 5... How do I upload it here, please anybody explain.. This is the real thing. It's 4 inch of Elegance, definitely a Steve jobs product!!! Please help me upload it here!!
Pain Reaper - February 4, 2012 at 6:34pm
If its true then you email the team at iClarified and ask them (or better up, send the photo and they will post it with you as their source).. But I guess you're not offended by me saying that you're full of shit untill I actually see the phot you claim to have..(?) ;)
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 4, 2012 at 9:30pm
Think the guy was being sarcastic ...
Pain Reaper - February 4, 2012 at 11:00pm
And during your realization that he might be sarcastic you didn't consider the possibility that maybe so was I? ;)
Jomba - February 4, 2012 at 4:12pm
It was actually 18 days ago...not months.
madcow - February 3, 2012 at 11:32pm
Said it months ago. What can Apple do to really wow us? If during the keynote they wheel out a fishtank and he drops the phone in and it's still working. Then they go to a video of some sort. If it still worked underwater that'd be insane. Underwater pics with your iphone! That's be awesome.
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 3, 2012 at 9:06pm
Am going to laugh when apple buys the company and screws over ole Sammy !
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