According to Apple, the new flagships of the company, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, are capable of withstanding a half-hour immersion in water to a depth of 6 meters. Of course, there were people willing to check it out.
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During the practical test, the manufacturer’s direct statement about the possibility of the smartphone staying at the same depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes was checked, and the second test turned out to be more extreme. It was decided to test the moisture protection capabilities of the iPhone 12 at a depth of 20 meters. And this is how it all happened.
iPhone 12 was placed on the shores of Lake Tahoe on a special mount opposite the camera of an underwater drone. The smartphone screen was turned on to see what was happening with the phone during its stay in the lake.
After immersion for half an hour in water with a temperature of 11 degrees to a depth of 6 meters iPhone 12 continued to work normally… But the sound of the speaker began to seem a little muffled relative to those indicators that were before the test. But most importantly, elements like the touchscreen, cameras, and keys still worked.
In the second test, the iPhone 12 was submerged in water at a temperature of 10 degrees to a depth of 20 meters. The smartphone stayed there for 40 minutes. Surprisingly, all functions worked as before. The screen remained responsive, the volume and power buttons also worked, and the cameras remained operational. The speaker still sounded muffled during playback, but was still audible.
It was only after 72 hours of drying that traces of fogging appeared under the back and front cameras. The iPhone 12 ended up displaying a diagnostic prompt. There was no way to get rid of this notification. Even restoring (flashing) the device did not help.
Yes, this test can hardly be called scientific. However, it is clear that the iPhone 12 is capable of withstanding deep diving and clearly meets the IP68 standards. But, like all electronics, there is a limit on the amount of water that can get inside.
Don’t deliberately dip your phone into water, whether it’s a bathroom or a lake. In addition, Apple warns that any damage to iPhone caused by contact with liquid will void the company’s warranty.
We suggest watching the full video of this test below.
Tell us in the comments if you had any incidents of your iPhone 12 or older models in the water and how it ended.