New iPhone Will Be Waterproof June 15 2017
iPhone assembler Wistron has confirmed that at least one of Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be "waterproof" and include wireless charging capabilities. Given the higher-end "iPhone 8" is expected to be a premium smartphone, positioned above the iPhone 7s Plus, that model will likely feature wireless charging and improved water resistance as well. That leaves the next 4.7-inch iPhone, which is already rumored to have wireless charging, and it's reasonable to assume the smaller model will have improved water resistance too. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are already splash- and water-resistant with an IP67 rating, but Apple's fine print warns that "splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear." iPhone Water damage is not covered by Apple's warranties.
Nevertheless, many iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users use their smartphones in the shower, for example, without issue.
A report earlier this year said Apple's next iPhone models will feature Improved IP68 rated Water resistance . In the IP68 rating, the "6" means the next iPhone would remain effectively dust proof, with "no ingress of dust" and "complete protection against contact," while the "8" means the device will be even more water resistant. Samsung's Galaxy S8, which already has IP68-rated water resistance, is able to withstand 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. So now we can only hope that Apple will step up there game