The release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus finally saw the incorporation of IP67 water-resistance, though it is still inferior to the IP68 rating that belonged to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. With the unveiling of the new iPhone models, which includes the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 7s, it looks like you are going to get to experience two new upgrades that have never been seen before on any smartphone model from Apple. The company sure took its sweet time with these additions but at least it is a safe bet to know that they will finally be present.
Apple Supplier Seemingly Confirms the Existence of Advanced Water-Resistance and Wireless Charging Support on all iPhone Models
Wistron is one of Apple’s key suppliers and according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, there are two new additions that are going to be present in the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus. The source close to the industry states that while the assembly process for the next-gen iPhones has not changed drastically, two new features are going to be incorporated.
“Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.”
We’re under the assumption that advanced water-resistance will most likely be the IP68 rating since this is the rating that has been used for Samsung’s flagship lineup for the longest time. However, if you do intend on purchasing any of the newer models, pay attention to the fine print if you’ll be looking to claim your warranty.
Apple has repeatedly stated that its devices are water-resistant and not waterproof so if you happen to damage your smartphone through the seeping of water, you will not get a replacement for it, so remember to be careful with your device around bodies of water, even if it can hold back liquids.
With the removal of the headphone jack, it looks like we will be getting a better and more convenient replacement in return, and that is wireless charging support.
Are you excited to see these two new features come to the latest family of Apple’s iPhones? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.
News Source: Nikkei Asian Review