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How Apple Modified the iPhone 6s to Improve Its Water Resistance [Video]

How Apple Modified the iPhone 6s to Improve Its Water Resistance [Video]

Posted October 1, 2015 at 6:17am by iClarified · 20697 views
iFixit has discovered modifications to the iPhone 6s that improve its water resistance over the iPhone 6. Recent stress tests revealed that the iPhone 6s can survive an hour under a small amount but unfortunately dropping it in a pool will still damage the device.

Going back to their teardown, the site noticed that the frame of the iPhone 6s has been reworked to accommodate a new gasket.

We noted a slight, but measurable, increase in the width of the lip running along the perimeter of the frame—it’s about 0.3 mm wider than on the iPhone 6, making it just wide enough for that little gasket to land on. One-third of a millimeter may not seem like much, but given how tight the iPhone’s tolerances are nowadays, the change is big enough to see with the naked eye. And it’s almost certainly enough of a change that other components had to be subtly tweaked to match. Make no mistake, Apple gave this careful thought.

How Apple Modified the iPhone 6s to Improve Its Water Resistance [Video]

In addition, every cable connector on the logic board is now surrounded by what appears to be a tiny silicone seal.

Those little connectors are the most vulnerable bits of the device—quick to short out and corrode during unplanned aquatic excursions. Apple filed a patent for waterproof silicone seals on board-to-board connectors just this past March. It appears this is one patent they’ve rapidly put into production.

How Apple Modified the iPhone 6s to Improve Its Water Resistance [Video]

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Me
Me - October 2, 2015 at 2:58pm
I never worried about water damage I mostly worried if I drop it I never dropped my iPhone's since 2007
Betovhs
Betovhs - October 1, 2015 at 6:42pm
I will masturbate to this.....
PaulieP
PaulieP - October 1, 2015 at 4:17pm
Too much filtering going on on this website, I'm switching over to Engadget because I don't like when people filter comments whether it's good or not. Let people say what they want to say otherwise you like Hillary hiding the Benghazi emails. Good luck iControllers, oops I mean iClarified. Watch, this will get deleted.
PaulieP
PaulieP - October 1, 2015 at 2:52pm
Hydrophobic coating. The only coating this girl knows is the coating on a glazed donut. That hefer needs to go on a diet. I love how iFixit posts the video but it was everyone else who knew it was waterproof before they did causing them o make the video. This was after they did a tear down. That means they did a second tear down after they realized their first teardown was pathetic and they missed so much. Haha, nice try iFixit team but you lagged on this one.
Aaron28
Aaron28 - October 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
The old comment section, the haven of hate. Is there one comment section on one website that does not contain unwarranted hate?
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