The iPhone 7 has an IP67 water and dustproof rating which means that the handset will survive in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. According to a new report out of Korea, the company’s next-generation iPhone is going to feature better water and dust resistance. It’s claimed that Apple will move up to an IP68 rating for the iPhone 8.

That won’t be surprising at all given that the move to the IP68 rating makes perfect sense for the upcoming iPhone. Nothing is set in stone at this point in time, though, so it can’t be said for sure.

If the iPhone 8 does come with an IP68 rating this would mean that the handset would be able to withstand up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes. This would also put the iPhone 8 at par with the Galaxy S8 that’s expected to stick with its predecessor’s IP68 water and dustproof rating as well.

The iPhone 7 was the first smartphone from Apple to have an officially certified IP rating. It goes without saying that the company will only go up from here which is why it makes perfect sense for it to opt for the IP68 rating for the iPhone 8.

Apple isn’t due to unveil the iPhone 8 until the fall this year so there’s far too much time to be sure about the new iPhone at this point in time.

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