Now that we have the new batch of new generation iPhones, we are learning more and more details about them. Water resistance is an aspect of these phones that many users find important, as it provides an additional layer of protection that prevents the device from being damaged when it comes into contact with water or other liquids. In this post we will therefore look at the water resistance of all new models.
However, this type of protection is not infallible and will wear out over time. Even Apple itself has already actively stated that the warranty does not cover water damage. We must therefore act responsibly when exposing the iPhone to water and not go beyond the indicated protection recommendations.
iPhone 15 and 15 Pro water resistance levels
The water resistance of electronic devices is measured using the IP measurement scale. This consists of two numbers. The first value ranges from X to 6, where X represents zero protection and 6 represents the maximum. This first number is the dust protection indicator. Although it may seem harmless, the dust particles that accumulate in certain parts of the iPhone can cause elements clogging the speakers or microphones to stop working at 100% performance after a while. In addition, it ensures that the inside of the phone is clean and waterproof from the outside.
The second number on the IP measurement scale ranges from X to 9. X represents zero protection and 9 represents the highest level of protection. In this case we are talking about water resistance. This section is very important because not all bodies of water are the same. When we call an electronic device, whatever it may be, waterproof, then it is in fresh water. Salt water, which contains salt and other minerals, is the best ally for the corrosion of components, both in the outermost and innermost parts of the device. And even if the water doesn’t penetrate first, it is this salt that weakens the protection and makes it less effective more quickly.
Protection from water is also measured on a time and depth scale. These IP scale numbers also provide information about the maximum exposure time and how deep. Therefore, it is also very important to take these two factors into account when exposing the iPhone to water so as not to overdo it and thereby damage the device from water or liquids.
Apart from this, iPhones have the following protection features:
- iPhone 15: IP68 according to IEC 60529 standard. Until 6 subways deep, for maximum 30 minutes.
- iPhone 15 Plus: IP68 according to IEC 60529 standard. Up to 6 meters deep, for a maximum of 30 minutes.
- iPhone 15 Pro: IP68 according to IEC 60529 standard. Up to 6 meters deep, for a maximum of 30 minutes.
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: IP68 according to IEC 60529 standard. Up to 6 meters deep, for a maximum of 30 minutes.