Tests have shown that particular handset surviving an hour of immersion, with components protected by specially designed gaskets and plastic–based materials.
Moreover, leaks about Apple’s plans for rejigging the iPhone’s design give stories around this patent more credence.
A recent story from Apple’s supply chain suggested that it was planning on getting rid of the iPhone’s 3.5mm headphone jack, supplying ear buds which use the same Lightning connector as the device’s charger.
That would mean the iPhone 7 only has one main port.
There are also claims that Jonathan Ive is looking to incorporate the Touch ID home button into the screen.
That would mark a major departure but again make it easier for Apple to offer complete waterproofing.
Either way, it appears that protecting the iPhone from spillages is becoming top priority for Apple.
It’s certainly long overdue, especially as the likes of Sony have been doing it well for ages.
The inclusion of such tech clearly points to the iPhone 7 featuring a radical departure in design terms from its predecessors.
That’s much–needed if Apple is to enjoy even more success with its bestselling product.
The iPhone 7 will see Apple through its tenth year of the device. Adding waterproof smarts will round off a package that already promises much.