Now that we have the new batch of new generation iPhones, we are learning more and more details about them. Water resistance is a section of these phones that many users consider important, since it is an additional layer of protection, which will prevent the device from being damaged if it comes into contact with water or other liquids. So in this post we are going to see the water resistance that all the new models have.
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. So we must act responsibly when we are going to expose the iPhone to water, and not go beyond what the indicated protection recommends.
Degrees of water resistance of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro
Water resistance in electronic devices is measured using the IP measurement scale. This consists of two numbers. The first of them goes from X to 6, with X being zero protection, and 6, the maximum. This first number is the dust protection indicator. Although it may seem innocuous, the dust particles that accumulate in certain parts of the iPhone can cause elements that clog the speakers or microphones to not work at 100% performance after a while. Furthermore, it also ensures that the inside of the phone is clean and watertight from the outside.
The second number on the IP measurement scale goes from X to 9. X being zero protection and 9 being the highest degree of protection. In this case, we are talking about water resistance. This section is very important, since not all waters are the same. When we refer to an electronic device, whatever it may be, as being waterproof, it is in fresh water. Salt water, containing salt and other minerals, is the best ally for corrosion of components, both in the outermost and innermost part of the device. And even if the water does not enter first, it is this salt that ends up wearing down the protection, causing it to lose effectiveness more quickly.
Protection against water is also measured on a time and depth scale. These IP scale numbers also provide information on the maximum exposure time and how deep. So taking these two factors into account, when exposing the iPhone to water, is also very important so as not to overdo it, and thus damage the device due to water or liquids.
So, having said all this, iPhones have the following protections:
- iPhone 15: IP68 according to IEC 60529 standard. Until 6 meters deep, for a maximum of 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.