Are the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus secretly waterproof?

Inside tweak could help your new rose gold iPhone survive an accidental drop in the toilet

Since the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has been made available to the world, videos like these have been appearing all over the internet.

A phone usually meets its end by water when liquid seeps in and damages the logic board, shorting circuits and leading to corrosion in the long run. Sure, there are waterproof smartphones out there - like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and the Sony Xperia Z3 - but they’re obviously so, with slightly unwieldy (not to mention unattractive) caps for ports on their bodies.

With the new iPhones delivering remarkable water-resistance (though unadvertised) and no obvious clues on their bodies to suggest so, the sleuthy iFixit decided to verify it for the rest of us. They stripped the iPhone 6s down to its bare bones, and poked around for evidence of its water-repelling prowess.

And what they found will shock you. (We’re just kidding. Don’t quit us.)

But the new iPhone blocks water out from the inside. iFixit found that Apple decided to create a seal over the logic board itself with to make it water resistant. Every cable on the logic board was covered in what looks like tiny silicon seals (all that black material surrounding the gold cables which Apple has filed a patent for back in March).

While this water resistance means you have a bit of time to consider if dunking your hand into filthy public toilet water to retrieve your brand new iPhone 6s is worth it, we’d recommend getting in there as soon as possible. After all, it’s probably easier to disinfect your hands than to save up again for a new iPhone.

Source: Wired