Apple devices are one of the greatest devices in the market. Both PC and mobile are in high demand. Apple competes with the like of Huawei in the market. However, a cool feature set both Apple mobile and its competitors apart since the launch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 6 and the older versions lack the iPhone waterproof feature which has since become one of the features iPhone users look after when they look at iPhone specifications apart from the camera feature and sleekness.
Apple has provided quite a reasonable number of iPhones that can survive in the swimming pool or when mistakenly expose to liquid substances without damage under the IEC standard rating.
We can’t tell whether the ability of the iPhone devices to resist water from entering the device within a specific time contributes to the price of the device when released.
However, in this post, if you are feeling indisposed with Apple phone without the water-resistant or waterproof [as you may call it], here you will learn about the top waterproof iPhones in the market.
Are iPhones Waterproof?
No iPhone is a completely waterproof device. iPhones are water-resistant and not 100% waterproof. The “IP” rating according to IEC standard which is called “Ingress Protection” describe phones “dust protection” and “moisture (water) protection” as water-resistant and not waterproof.
When Apple introduced the water-resistant feature to iPhones and Apple watchOS from series 3 to series 5 with the expectant of the Apple watch series 6 to come with “IP68” rating they started with “IP67” rating which means the “dust protection” and “water protection” level.
Water damages phone very fast. But, with the resistant feature that blocks the impervious of water or liquid substance within a particular some iPhones can survive water submerged for a specific period depending on the depth of the water.
Apple Phones that are Waterproof
Here is the list of Apple phones that are resistant against water for at least 30 minutes.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with “IP67” according to IEC standard rating to protect the phone against water. The value “6” stands for “dust protection” and it’s the highest in the rating.
This implies that dust cannot find its way into your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The value “7” demotes “moisture or water protection” and it’s the second top-level protecting iPhone from paving ways for water within a particular time.
However, according to the IEC standard, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are waterproof for just 30 minutes in 1-meter depth water. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can survive under the swimming pool for 30 minutes if the depth of the water is not more than 1 meter [3 feets appro].
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are half an hour waterproof phone. The Apple devices dust and water protection rating is pegged at “IP67” which is similar to iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus.
For 30 minutes water cannot affect or damage iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus due to the water protection feature which protects the phone from allowing the passage of water for 30 minutes if the depth of the water if not more than 3 feet.
iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max
iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max are one of the latest iPhones in the market with a water-resistant feature. The iPhone 11 variants are not fully waterproof but it can survive in water for 30 minutes if the water depth is not more than 2 meter [6 feet].
iPhone 11 and all its variants are not waterproof because water can damage the device after 30 minutes. The device standard ingress protection rating is “IP68”.
This means that the iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro max can survive when submerged in 6 feet water for 30 minutes. Thinking of choosing the best iPhone to use in the pool, iPhone 11 variants stand a better chance if you are a diver.
iPhone 12, Pro and 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 2 waterproof rating copied the iPhone 11 spec. The Apple iPhone 12 comes with “IP68” “dust and water” protection level. The partially waterproof iPhone can last for 30 minutes in water if the depth of the water is not more than 2 feet.
iPhone 12 and all its variants still maintaining the highest dust level protection in the market and the highest water-resistant rating to protect the device in the shower or pool for 30 minutes.
Good to know that you can take pictures with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone Pro max while in the swimming pool.
iPhone 9 came out of the dust to copy the iPhone 7 variants and iPhone 8 variants water protection level. The iPhone 9 “IP67” rating describes the Apple device as a water-resistant device that can survive in normal water whose depth is not more than 3 feet [like swimming pool] for 30 minutes.
It’s not advisable to use iPhone 9 which is not completely waterproof in the swimming pool or shower.
iPhone SE 2
iPhone SE 2 is partially a waterproof phone for 30 minutes in a 3 feet water without damaging the device. Lucky enough you can use the phone in the swimming pool to take pictures, record yourself, etc for 30 minutes after which the device waterproof feature allows water to pass through.
The iPhone SE 2 survive water splash and sudden drop in water or pool without developing any technical fault.
iPhone X, XS, and XR
iPhone x, XS, and XR are designed to withstand exposure to water for 30 minutes in water not more than 3 feet deep. The standard IEC rating for iPhone X, XS, and XR are “IP67” which means that the phone variants can survive in swimming pool for half an hour if the depth of the water is not more than 1 meter which is approximately 3 feet.
For the record, no iPhone is 100% waterproof. All iPhones are water-resistant that can only survive in water for just 30 minutes.