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- Jun 18, 2010
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AppleInsider has information today about the much talked about water damage protection that Apple appears to have sneaked into the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
While before the phone was launched this feature managed to stay out of the glare of the rumour mill, it would appear according to a teardown on the iPhone 6s carried out by iFixit that the frame of the new phones features a new gasket around the Retina display, as well as new silicon seals for cable connectors. iFixit found that these silicon seals are designed to protect all the parts of the iPhone that would most likely be affected by exposure to water, including the battery, display, Lightning port, and the buttons.
A YouTube video from Zach Straley where an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were dunked in water for an hour showed that both phones were still in perfect working order when removed from the water.
Photo credit: iFixit
Source: Apple's iPhone 6s lineup quietly uses new gasket, silicone seals to greatly reduce water damage