Today, there are several levels of water resistance offered on the iPhone line. The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are for example certified IP68 : they can hold for thirty minutes up to six meters deep. The third-generation iPhone SE, on the other hand, is satisfied with the IP67 protection index: up to only one meter, for the same duration.
But for the manufacturer, this would not be enough. In a new patent updated yesterday, Apple details how to make its mobiles even more robust in the face of liquid. The credited inventors are all based in California, but there is no evidence for the moment that the group intends to market a new similar technology one day.
Less daily danger
In the patent, the engineers explain that our devices can be put to the test when it comes to, for example, going to Mountain for skiing or trekking. There are sometimes freezing temperatures on site, which can easily make us fall. Some miracle iPhones are there to show that this is not always inevitable, but the risks are there.
To remedy this, Apple therefore offers several solutions, one of which is simply to seal as many sockets as possible, the latter being vectors of conductivity. Only downside: this increases the chances of overheated, since the temperature can no longer be regulated through these “exit doors”. Cupertino therefore also evokes the case of pressure control as an alternative.
iPhone 14 and Watch Series 8 on the way
This is not the first time that we have heard of an Apple product that could be able to endure the most extreme conditions. Indeed, for several months now there has also been talk of a special version of the connected watch produced by the company especially for the most seasoned athletes. Maybe it will see the light of day septemberduring Apple’s most important annual keynote.
It is also on this date that the four supposed iPhone 14 models will be presented: would you like them to also switch to a higher protection index to avoid breakage?