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Apple Took Steps to Protect New iPhones from Liquids

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Oct 2, 2015, 3:44 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are more resistant to water damage than their predecessors, according to iFixit. The company tore down the new iPhones and discovered the frame supports a gasket that helps protect against liquid ingress. Moreover, cable connectors on the logic board — a weak link in any electronic device — are sealed with silicon. iFixit notes that Apple did not take any apparent measures to protect the speaker nor the SIM card tray, which still allow some liquid to seep in. The subtle changes made by Apple do appear to help the phone survive quick dunks in water, as evidenced by various videos posted across social media, but Apple is making no claims about the new iPhones being waterproof or even water resistant.


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Oct 3, 2015, 9:45 AM

Cheap Bastards

Apple charges like $650 retail for their phones, but are too cheap to spend $2 extra (if even that) putting in gaskets in their phones to make them water proof. Other makers that make sub $200 phones can do it, but not Apple. Their phones are all sealed up with non-removable batteries or back covers, but they're too cheap to add that little extra bit of protection for your phone. Maybe when the iPhone 17 comes out, they'll finally spend that $2 extra to protect your $650 phone. That's just one more reason why I don't like Apple and won't ever buy their garbage.
Just for the record, not even a submarine is 'waterproof'. It's resistant people....

And it's garbage because? Used to be price, now I'm pretty sure the 128 S6 Edge is quite up to par.

This war over brand loyalty is beyond stupid. Grow ...
How did you get that $2 figure? I'm as anti Apple as the next guy but I am curious if you know all what goes into a design/manufacturing change so that you would be able to accurately estimate the increase in per device cost. Or were you just being ...
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