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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage

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Apple boasted yesterday, during the presentation of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, one of the new features that had been implemented in their new handsets. The elimination of Jack 3.5mm headphone connection enabled the company to make technological virguerías as the inclusion of a larger battery or own resistance to water and dust.

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus came yesterday with IP67 protocol. That is, resistance to water and dust, but make no mistake, it is just less protection, because our iPhone 7 only may be splashed by water and dust without being damaged. Of course, a final report has brought to light something that we feared and already at the time Sony did with their terminals range Xperia Z.

Before you start planning your trip to the depths of the oceans, we would like a claraite an important question: Apple will not cover damage caused by liquids iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, like the new Apple Watch Series 2. Apple has notified wearable this with regard to:

APPLE WATCH IS SPLASH RESISTANT AND
WATERPROOF BUT NOT WATERPROOF. I CAN, FOR EXAMPLE,
WEAR IT AND USE IT DURING EXERCISE,
UNDER RAIN, AND WHILE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS,
BUT SOAKING IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

does applecare cover water damage iphone

IP67 creating controversy again

This is the same as “we will not take cover such damage as we have warned you”. The IP67 protection is an international standard for electronic devices. The ‘6’ refers to the level of resistance to dust and sand, which translates into 8 hours of exposure to these materials without causing any internal damage.

Meanwhile, the ‘7’ means that the device is protected against the certain amount of water, which does not include immersion therein. IPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus should be able to be protected by this protocol IP67 with up to 30 minutes of immersion less than one meter deep. However, Apple has reported that:

SPATTER RESISTANCE, WATER, AND DUST ARE NOT
PERMANENT CONDITIONS, AND THIS RESISTANCE
COULD BE REDUCED DURING NORMAL USE IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

Before you enerves too with Apple, it is clear that you are not alone in the market. The IP68 protections Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also offer a relative resistance, it guarantees a dive up to 1.5 meters, with no possibility of liquid damage coverage. Even the Sony Xperia Z5, used under water in their promotional ads, is also criticized for some problems with water damage coverage.

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