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- Jun 18, 2010
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Pocket-lint has a very interesting report from last weeks CES extravaganza, which looks at the possibility of Apple developing a waterproof iPhone. According to the report, the new technology, which is called HZO, protects your smartphone with a nano-scale film barrier imbued with water-repellent properties. Somewhat surprisingly, the film barrier is fitted inside the electrical device rather than outside, so fitting the film actually becomes part of the manufacturing process, as opposed to the user having to affix a waterproof case on the outside of the phone. If this all sounds a little bit mind-boggling, HZO has made the above video to show you exactly how its done, having already used the technology to waterproof an iPhone and various other phones. Pocket-lint say that they even got to witness at first hand an iPhone being repeatedly submerged in water.
According to HZO, they have already shown Apple the technology, and hope that Apple will use it as soon as the iPhone 5, although theres no indication from Apple at present that they are doing anything more than talking to HZO.
Source: Samsung and Apple looking at new waterproof smartphone tech - Pocket-lint
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