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Pro Surfer Kai Lenny Puts iPhone 7's Water Resistance to the Test [Video]

Pro Surfer Kai Lenny Puts iPhone 7's Water Resistance to the Test [Video]

Posted September 22, 2016 at 6:12pm by iClarified · 14665 views
Professional surfer Kai Lenny puts the new water resistant iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to the test in a video for SquareTrade.

Lenny also tests the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Both devices didn't survive ten minutes of surfing. The iPhone 7 handled thirty minutes of surfing just fine; however, the iPhone 7 Plus didn't fair as well. It had some serious audio problems at the test's completion.

Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are rating at IP67 which means they should withstand being under up to one meter of water for thirty minutes.

Take a look at the video below. You may also want to check out this deep water test.

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Steve Gates Jobs
Steve Gates Jobs - September 24, 2016 at 4:37am
This doesn't prove anything... That being said, I find the mount he's using to hold the iPhones on the surfboard more interesting...
JB - September 23, 2016 at 2:34pm
The difference is the water velocity is much greater when your surfing has you can see. The forces of water can easily enter the seals and soften them .
Poop - September 23, 2016 at 9:42am
Why test with iPhone 6s when they are not waterproof or rated like that I understand for iPhone 7 salt water conduct electricity better etc.....i just don't get first part of the "test" or having any kind of phone while surfing.....hmmmm
jagthunders - September 23, 2016 at 4:06am
These tests are just for our information. Now you knew that by surfing or similar water conditions, i7 can withstand for 30 mins and i7+ does not... we just need to update ourselves.... There are also shooting tests. If somebody says this test is ridiculous, what would you comment on shooting tests????
Theraii - September 23, 2016 at 3:42am
Why would u or anyone for that matter wanna surf with a phone? Not like ur gunna call or text anyone while ur surfing, n for the ppl that say record it, well u can always b normal n get a GoPro. These so called tests are the most idiotic ones ever, just say what ur really testing for, just say that u wanna sumhow direct ppl to notice who u r n what ur doing. Stop saying I'm blah blah n I'm testing i7 while surfing cuz that's just dumb. Ppl just wanna get noticed n since i7 n 7+ is what's trnding they figure, surf with Iphone 7 test n ppl will notice me. Well yes sir I've noticed u and ur douchiness, n I'm not amused. Send me ur address I will send u a case of nice cold bleach for which u can drink n ✌
PaladinLV - September 23, 2016 at 3:33am
Kinda like your mouth & life!
The Truth
The Truth - September 22, 2016 at 7:59pm
It claims water resistance, not water proof. Also, salt water is different than regular tap water.
Confused - September 22, 2016 at 6:33pm
I don't understand the purpose of these "test"... Apple already said what it is capable of.
dotcom - September 22, 2016 at 6:37pm
Same reason people record videos of iPhones vs 50 caliber bullets, or "will it blend", etc. for YouTube hits and subscribes. Because they're wankers, erm I mean because money...
Bayou Billy
Bayou Billy - September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
At least this test made sense because it's actually testing how much it can hold up to see how accurate or better the phone can hold up, the others though are just done as a cheap tactics for making a like/view farm.
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