The New iPhone 7 Rumored to be Waterproof

Apple could potentially launch a "iPhone 6c" come this April, and new flagship iPhones earlier than the traditional September timeframe.The 6c is expected to be waterproof.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are already more water-resistant than their predecessors, thanks to an added gasket and various silicone seals. Going waterproof, though, would involve a thorough redesign, including figuring out how to seal off ports, switches, and buttons.

The suggestion of new materials might also be consistent with rumors that Apple is considering a non-metallic chassis. Since the iPhone 5 Apple has tended towards an all-aluminum design, but other materials might improve structural stability and/or reduce manufacturing costs. Apple in fact adopted tougher 7000-series aluminum for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but presumably at extra expense.

Full article can be found at Apple Insider

Last modified onThursday, 31 December 2015 17:16

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