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When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, many people were upset to learn that the tech company removed the headphone jack from the bottom of the device, replacing it with wireless technology. However, that disappointment quickly dissipated when Apple fans across the world found out that their beloved phone is finally, finally “water resistant.”

But, what exactly does that mean?

Before submerging your phone into the ocean to take a picture of your friend holding up a rad thumb’s up, you may want to learn exactly what you can and can’t do with the new generation of the device.


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YouTube channel EverythingApplePro decided to do the hard work for all of us by testing out the new phone’s water resistant function. Watch as he submerges the iPhone 7 alongside a Samsung phone into 1 meter of water. At around the 10 minute mark, everything is still fine, with the carrier signal still completely fine. Even at the 20 minute mark, the iPhone was perfectly fine.

At this point in the experiment, he decides to add more water since the iPhone is doing so well — submerging it to 1.5 meters.

Once he pulls the phones out after about 30 minutes, the iPhone is…perfectly fine!

The case on the new iPhone seems to be rock solid, not letting any water into the device. So there you have it, a 30 minute swim will not ruin your iPhone — at least according to this experiment.

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