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What iPhones is Waterproof – 4 List of Best Water Resistant iPhones

What iPhones is Waterproof - 4 List of best Water Resistant iPhones

The iPhone had no water resistance feature until the official launching of the iPhone 7 came out. Now, current iPhones have a water-resistance feature against dust, moisture and water splashes. You can submerge it into water for 30 minutes at a greatest depth of 6 or 4 or 2 or 1 meter if your iPhone has IP67 to IP68 rating.

What iPhones is Waterproof?

What iPhones is waterproof

When talking technically, still there are no waterproof iPhones, but in fact, they are water-resistant.

Below are the 4 lists of water-resistance iPhones according to the maximum depth (underwater): 

What iphones is waterproof iPhone models and their degree of protection (IP Code) These are the iPhones that can be submerged into water for 30 minutes and at different maximum heights like 6, 4, 2, 1 meter underwater

List 1

These IP68 rating iPhones can be submerged into water for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 6 meters underwater:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

List 2

These IP68 rating iPhones can be submerged into water for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 4 meters underwater:

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

List 3

These IP68 rating iPhones can be submerged into water for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 2 meters underwater:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

List 4

These IP67 rating iPhones can be submerged into water for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 1 meter underwater:

  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone with USB Type-C Port will be available for sale 

iPhone with USB Type-C Port will be available for sale

An engineer modified the iPhone X, also called Frankenstein iPhone. He replaced the lightning port with a USB Type-C port and sold the Frankenstein iPhone for US$86,001.

The good news is Gernot Jobstl created a waterproof iPhone with a USB-C port. Like the previous Frankenstein iPhone, Jobstl superglued iPhone X with a USB board to make it waterproof.

Jobstl shared a youtube video where he showed this modified iPhone as a waterproof iPhone. Ken Pillonel inspired him because he was the one who created the first USB-C iPhone. He took help from Pillonel’s GitHub Page for completing his waterproof USB-C iPhone X.

He didn’t stop with this, he also created a new custom part containing 20% carbon fiber that helps in the supporting of the USB-C module in the iPhone X.

When he was soldering a USB-C connector, he used super glue for isolating internal wiring. This internal wiring doesn’t look nice, so he did that.

That was the interior but from the exterior, you can see super glue left in the process of making the USB-C Port waterproof.

He is looking for more awesome projects like this, so he can fund these helpful experiments. For this, he is selling this waterproof USB-C iPhone on eBay at the starting of January 19.

eBay is an e-commerce website that allows users to sell and purchase goods and items, basically for online auctions and shopping.

He still has not officially announced the starting price of this waterproof iPhone. Pillonel’s USB-C iPhone X was sold for $86000 in November last year, so his iPhone has huge potential for selling at a demanded premium cost.

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When talking about Apple’s plan, it does not indicate shifting to USB-C port charger.

There’s a rumor that Apple might move from a lightning port to a portless design that would be completely wireless.

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This type of rumor came out in 2021 but that didn’t happen.

Hopefully, iPhone 14 is expected to release on October 31, 2022, there’s a rumor that the iPhone 14 pro could support wireless charging and Apple’s Newest MagSafe technology instead of the Lightning port.

He (Jobstl) also claimed the world’s first waterproof USB Type-C iPhone that he made and is for sale.

In this waterproof iPhone, like the lightning port, the USB Type-C port is also used for charging or transferring data.

Apple already is using the USB Type-C port in most iPads. The remaining is the only entry-level iPad on the lightning charger. Last year, Apple already launched iPad Mini with a USB Type-C port in the 6th generation model.

In starting 2024, USB Type-C port will become mandatory for smartphones in the EU, reported Android Authority.

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Are iPhones 7 waterproof?

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the 1st water-resistant iPhones launched officially by Apple.

They have an IP67 rating which means they are resistant to dust, water, and splashes (accidentally falling into water).

Due to its IP67 rating, it can be submerged in 3 feet of fresh water for a maximum of 30 minutes without any damage.

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Can I swim with iPhone 7 Plus?

According to Cnet, Apple doesn’t recommend you swim with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and also not intentionally submerge your iPhone into the water because after having more and more submerging iPhones into the water, they become less water-resistant, leading your iPhone to the damage.

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus got tested in a controlled laboratory where they were kept in condition under IEC standard 60529. After putting in this condition for the test, it got a rating of IP67.

Due to its waterproof rating of IP67, you can use a camera for short swimming of 30 minutes underwater but consider not going more than 1 meter. The main problem with this is that the water-resistance could decrease over time.

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Is the iPhone 8 waterproof?

iPhone 8 has also got an IP67 rating like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Due to the Ip67 rating, the iPhone 8 also has resistance to dust and water. So, you can consider it as a fully protected device against dust (as dust proof).

In IP67, 6 is the highest score that a dust rating gets and 7 means it is resistant to water for 30 minutes up to 1-meter depth (underwater). 

At last, you can say iPhone 8 has just a level of water resistance but when we talk technically, no iPhone is waterproof.

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Is the iPhone 9 waterproof?

iPhone 9 is also water-resistant for 30 minutes like the iPhone 7 does but iPhone 9 has more water resistance capacity than the iPhone 7.

iPhone 9 is also water-resistant for 30 minutes like the iPhone 7 does but iPhone 9 has more water resistance capacity than the iPhone 7.

And the bad news is that the iPhone care Plus warranty  Does not cover water damage caused to the iPhone.

That’s why we suggest you,  always keep your iPhone far from water although water splash ( falling into water) does not cause damage to your iPhone when falling accidentally.

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Is iPhone 12 waterproof Apple?

When talking technically iPhone 12 is not waterproof,  indeed it has a water resistance capacity which can be rated as an ip68 rating.

According to Apple,  iPhone 12 can be submerged in water at 6 meters ( roughly 20 feet) in just 30 minutes without having any severe damage.

Can iPhone 12 take pictures underwater?

Yes, of course, you can take pictures with your iPhone 12 underwater but it will be for only 30 minutes when you can go up to six feet underwater. 

You can make the iPhone 12 underwater carefully because it is not waterproof, it has only moisture and dust resistant capacity. 

Apple warns you not to take your iPhone into heading water like an open ocean cliff because high-velocity water can harm your iPhone’s sweet camera. 

That’s fine if you have accidentally dropped your iPhone in a pool or splashed it with liquid.

Is iPhone 14 waterproof?

iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 have an ip67 rating whereas all models of iPhone 14 have an ip68 rating under standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes). 

There is no harm in submerging iPhone 14 for up to 6 meters for 30 minutes whereas iPhone 7 and iPhone 9 have the capacity for water resistance up to one meter underwater. 

You know this is a massive change because this feature helps your iPhone to be saved from accidental spills, splashes, and rain. 

Apple doesn’t suggest you to not put your iPhone in water intentionally because it can damage your sweet iPhone.