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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus live on after an hour under water

by Killian Bell | September 27, 2015September 27, 2015 10:00 am PDT

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Apple’s latest iPhones aren’t officially water-resistant, but they don’t seem to mind a little soak. Both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus came out alive and working after enduring an hour in a bowl of water for one stress test.

“Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus seem very water resistant,” writes YouTuber Zach Straley in the description for his latest video. The clip itself is under 8 minutes long, but Straley left the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in bowls of water for over one hour.

If you look closely, you’ll notice air bubbles being released from both devices while they’re in the water — most noticeably from the headphone jack on the iPhone 6s Plus. This suggests water was slowly making its way inside, but the iPhone doesn’t seem to mind it.

As you can see, both devices appear to be working just fine when Straley removes them from the water, and no liquid has made its way into the display or camera. Straley also confirmed to 9to5Mac that the Lightning port and headphone jack continue to work.

While this is excellent news, we don’t recommend you get your iPhone 6s wet unnecessarily. Just because Straley’s handsets survived, it doesn’t mean yours will. Another thing to remember about water damage is that it can take some time to ruin your device.

Once liquid has made its way inside gadgets like this, there’s a chance that it will cause corrosion over time, ruining the logic board and other internal components. Although these devices appear fine for now, then, issues could arise later on.

It’s nice to know, however, that if you do happen to spill a glass of water on your new iPhone, it’s likely to be okay.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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