Waterproof iPhone is no longer a dream
While Apple has not made an official statement regarding the improved protection against water in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, some researches show that the company is hardly working in this area and it’s not a coincidence that the new generation of iPhones can continue to work even after being under water for an hour. But the water still gets in through ports – USB-lightning and 3.5 mm audio jack. However, Apple found a solution for that problem.
The new Apple’s patent was found yesterday by the Business Insider and it includes the evidences about the new development of the Cupertino Company. Engineers have developed elastomers (elastic material) that will protect ports from humidity. The material will be deformed, when user plugs the cable to charge the device, and then stretched again when the cable is unplugged.
Interesting information is that there is not a single word about the audio 3.5 mm jack mentioned in the patent. So, it means that only the Lightning or USB-C port will be protected. Once again it proves the rumors that Apple wants to abandon 3.5 mm jack and use the single port for charging and headphones.
Other manufacturers implemented waterproofness of their devices with a simpler solution: all of the ports are simply closed from the top to ensure that the water can’t get inside. Aesthetically it doesn’t look good and as we know Apple is always trying to achieve the best design level.
Although it’s just a patent, but we know many cases when from the application of the patent to the direct implementation of the technology passed a little more than six months. So let’s wait for the great innovations in the iPhone 7.