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Watch a pro surfer put the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus through the ultimate water test

You can take your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for surfing, but we’d recommend not to.

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The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have already gone on sale in several countries, and people have been putting them through a number of torture tests. One of the key highlights of the new iPhones is the IP67 water resistance capabilities meaning they can survive accidental splash of water, or can be submerged under one meter water for up to 30 minutes. We have already seen adventurous YouTubers putting the phones through fizzy drinks and hot coffee, and they survived without any water residue. Now, pro surfer Kai Lenny has put the iPhone 7 s water resistance to test in the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards 2021

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Lenny, with the help of warranty company SquareTrade, attached the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 to his surfboard along with a Go Pro camera to shoot it. The saline water can cause havoc to a device s internal components, but the results were surprising. Lenny started with the non-water-resistant iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both of which lasted for four minutes and five minutes, respectively. Next, he attached the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to the surfboard, both of which fared much better for 30 minutes in salty water, living up to Apple s water resistant claims.

However, the iPhone 7 Plus experienced some audio issues, whereas the iPhone 7 only had slight audio muffling. Despite this, both phones continued to work even after 30 minutes. Earlier, we have seen a YouTube video where the user had dunked the iPhone 7 in a glass of hot coffee and fizzy drink, and it had survived. Another YouTuber had also dropped the smartphone into sea and it survived.

Even though the new iPhones could temporarily survive the torture, the long-term damage done to the internal components are unknown. Also, Apple doesn t suggest you to take the new iPhones while swimming or bathing, or for underwater photography. While tests show that the phone can survive underwater to click photos, the display doesn t work which in case one has to use the volume buttons to capture photos. However, we d again like to reiterate do not try this at home (or at the pool or ocean). ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 waterproof tests pit it against fizzy drinks, hot coffee, and the ocean

Now while, the iPhones may survive accidental water splashes and dunk in water, we d like to highlight that they are water resistant and not waterproof. Also, the Apple warranty for does not cover any liquid damage, so be very cautious before submerging them in water. As a safety measure, when your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus comes in contact of water, wipe it clean with a dry piece of cloth and do not connect the charger for at least five hours.

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  • Published Date: September 23, 2016 12:39 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 23, 2016 12:44 PM IST


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