We are talking about the prelude of what will be the iPhone 7 , because if… We are already talking about the next generation of the iPhone which as a star feature will be its water resistance (someone tell Sony, they didn’t do it). You know that every time a new Apple terminal comes out, different sites on the Internet do a thousand and one tests on it.
We’ve already found out that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus mount two different types of A9 chips, one manufactured by Samsung, which is smaller than the one manufactured by TSMC. They’ve also discovered that it’s much more water resistant , the terminal can stay underwater longer without failure. It seems that the reason for this is in new seals and gaskets that have been located on the phone in its exploded state .
iFixit, of course, were the first to dismantle the device, and after seeing the water resistance tests carried out by some users over the weekend, they decided to check the whole terminal. Apparently there is a 0.3 millimetre thick joint around the whole terminal . This joint seems to be responsible for this resistance, Apple wanted to protect its terminal more against external liquids.
As they say in iFixit, Apple could have simply siliconed the edges, but has preferred to redesign the entire terminal to include this gasket . Also the connections to the motherboard, either from the battery, the A9 chip or the Lightning connector seem to be more protected thanks to the silicone reinforcement they have introduced .
In the end it seems that the maxim of the new iPhone presentation is true, in which it said “the only thing that changes is everything”.