iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus IP67 Certification Does Not Cover Warranty – Here’s What You Need to Know

Omar Sohail
Posted Sep 8, 2016
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Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first smartphones from Apple to actually receive a certification of being water and dust resistant. However, as far as warranty is concerned, you’d better read the fine print, before it gets damaged.

Apple Has Stated in the Fine Print That Water Damage Is Not Going to be Covered Under Warranty for Its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

To bring you up to speed on the certification given to both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it is IP67. Simply stated, it means that both devices can withstand immersion in water to one meter (which is equal to 3.3 feet) for 30 minutes, according to the tests carried out in laboratories. IPX7 is the second-highest rating, falling behind IP68, which to recap is given to phones such as Galaxy S7, S7 edge and Note 7. This certification suggests that the three devices will demonstrate better water resistance.

Apple describes the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus as being splash, water, and dust resistant. The message it’s trying to deliver to us is that it should hold up to accidental drops in the pool, bathtub, or shower or light splashing. However, is should not be used in high-pressure water conditions, such as diving into a pool, and it should not come in contact with water for prolonged periods.

“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.”

Apple has reiterated that any liquid damage is not going to be covered under warranty, so whenever possible, keep your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus away from sources of water, otherwise you could be looking at a very expensive paperweight in the near future.

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