iPhone eight Stated to Characteristic IP68-Rated Water Resistance

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One of many largest bullet factors within the function’s record for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is water resistance, one thing that Apple has marketed fairly properly for the reason that flagships launched late final yr.

However these units are “solely” IP67-rated, which suggests they’re one step down from the very best water and dirt resistance a smartphone can get proper now. The Korea Herald not too long ago reported that the upcoming “iPhone eight” will boast IP68-rated water and dirt resistance:

“Apple’s iPhone eight will function the IP68 score safety as a part of drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this yr,” an business supply advised The Investor on situation of anonymity.”

To match units, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which is IP68-rated, can stand up to 1.5 meters of water for as much as 30 minutes. In the meantime, the iPhone 7 and its IP67 score means it will probably stand up to 1 centimeter as much as 1 meter of water. It shouldn’t be stunning then that the preliminary report additionally suggests the upcoming Galaxy S8 can even be IP68-rated.

The bump up in score for water resistance will definitely be a noteworthy transfer for Apple, particularly for the upcoming iPhone eight.

[through AppleInsider; The Korea Herald]

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