iPhone 6, 6 Plus parts breakdown reveal new components to improve water, dust resistance

Harry Tunnecliffe
24 September, 2014
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iPhone-6-iPhone-6-Plus-speed-macworld-australiaLast Friday, US iPhone repair company iFixit discovered that Apple has included components to presumably aid water and dust resistance, in their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. A report from 9to5Mac claims both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus achieved resistance for 10 seconds during total water immersion.

As was reported last Friday, iFixit and Australian-based iExperts published a step-by-step image blog, documenting a teardown of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The iFixit team discovered rubber gaskets surrounding the power and volume buttons, and presumed that this represents a move by Apple to make the new devices more durable by way of improving water and dust resistance.

9to5Mac notes that while this 10 second protection is nice to have, it is no guarantee and doesn’t compare to the promise made by Samsung and Sony with some of their phones.

Further, 9to5Mac added that water resistant qualities have been present in older iPhones, namely the 5c – it could last a few seconds underwater.

So today, owners of the latest iPhone 6 will now have up to 10 seconds to retrieve it from the pool, beach or toilet.

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