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New rubber gaskets around buttons help iPhone 6/Plus withstand brief dips in water

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New rubber gaskets around buttons help iPhone 6/Plus withstand brief dips in water

In iFixit’s ritual dismantling of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week, the restore firm famous that Apple had began together with rubber gaskets around the facility and quantity buttons doubtless in an effort to make the iPhone extra water and mud resistant.

Similar gaskets encompass the quantity buttons. Altogether, this appears to symbolize a transfer towards elevated water/mud resistance, and subsequently improved sturdiness.

iPhone-6-water-proof-gasketsiFixit

How did Apple do? Well iPhone warranty provider Squaretrade was capable of dunk each the 6 and 6 Plus for 10 seconds with none actual injury. While that is certainly good to have, particularly for these of us who wish to take our iPhones with us to the pool, it's on no account a assure like Samsung and Sony have on a few of their telephones.

And then there's the bathroom. If you're prepared to go after your iPhone 6 inside a couple of seconds, you may even have a very good probability at saving it.

The barely amphibious nature of the iPhone 6 isn’t totally new both. Previous iPhones have been capable of go underwater for a couple of seconds (see iPhone 5c under) however as you possibly can see buttons and options quickly start to fail. 

(by way of iPhoneCruncher)


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