It turns out that despite Apple advertising these phones as water resistant, water damage is apparently not covered under the warranty. It reads, “iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.”
Basically it sounds like Apple just wants their customers to know that the occasional splash or drop into a puddle, or getting your phone soaked in the rain should be fine, just that you probably shouldn’t go swimming with your phone or immerse it underwater for extended periods of time.
However as some have pointed out, Apple should have covered water damage under its warranty if they truly believe that their phones are water resistant. We definitely wouldn’t be surprised if some lawsuits were to pop up along the way that argues this, but until then we guess you should just play it safe and try to keep your phone dry where possible.
|Product Name||iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1960 mAh||2900 mAh|
|Processor Name||A10||A10 Fusion|
|Street Price||$425 iPhone 7 on Amazon||$395 iPhone 7 Plus on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 7 Full specs and details||iPhone 7 Plus Full specs and details|