With the Apple Watch the same thing happened: Apple does not dare to say that it is aquatic, that we can only shower with it. However, in multiple tests it has been proven that it is watertight, which makes it perfectly usable for sports such as diving, swimming or moments where water is very present . Of course, the company is not responsible for any damage that this waterproofing may cause, so if we break it, they will wash their hands and there is nothing we can do.
With the iPhone 6s it seems they’ve done something similar, in Cupertino they haven’t said a word about the water resistance of their new terminal, but in various immersion tests we’ve been able to see how it can withstand long periods of low water without a single failure when it comes out. Some have dared to say that the new iPhone has a hydrophobic layer called Liquipel, but iFixit wanted to check it out empirically.
The first discovery we have is when we open the iPhone, and we see a sticky rubber around the contour of the screen, just behind. This adhesive is not only designed to fix the screen to the body, but also to protect the water entry. In addition, the frame of the case has been redesigned in this new generation to accommodate this new gasket . This perimeter is 0.3 mm wider than on the iPhone 6.
But it doesn’t end there, because the connectors on the motherboard are covered with what appears to be a silicone coating. This is the case with the battery, screen, the Lightning connector or the rest of the buttons on the iPhone . And this could be related to a patent of the Californians of March where they talked about a hydrophobic coating for printed circuits.
However, the speakers or the mini-jack connector have no trace of insulation, even though they continue to work perfectly after being immersed in water . So we can say that the iPhone 6s will be able to overcome an accidental fall into the water, but it shouldn’t be too advisable to use it periodically because we risk breaking it.