Make no mistake – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are far from waterproof. But at least according to one new video, the handsets may be more water resistant than previous models.
A YouTube video posted by Zach Straley shows that both an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can survive for a little more than an hour submerged in a shallow bowl of a water without any issues.
Here’s the complete video. Click here if you can’t see it.
He also posted a follow-up video showing that both iPhones remain completely functional and look to be totally unaffected.
Another video from iDeviceHelp shows what is probably a more realistic scenario involving a swimming pool. After submerging an iPhone 6s Plus in four feet of chlorinated water for one minute, the screen began to show some issues. And after two minutes under water, the handset was basically unusable. Click here if you can’t see the video.
So while Apple seems to have made the new iPhone models a little more tolerant of water, the bottom line is still simple – don’t expect your handset to survive any more than just a quick dip. Anything more than that, especially in a chlorinated pool or salt water, will equal bad news.
If there is any chance your phone might get wet, definitely consider a waterproof case. We’ve had great luck with the Lifeproof line of cases. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions should also fit the new handsets.
Along with the 3D Touch technology and the faster A9 processor, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both offer a number of camera improvements including the option to shoot 4K video. Both models also sport 2GB of RAM – double the amount found in the previous generation of iPhones.
Each handset is available in four different colors – silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. The phones are made with more durable 7000-series aluminum found on the Apple Watch.
Earlier today, Apple announced that 13 million handsets were sold during the opening weekend that kicked off on Friday. For comparison, Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the three-day weekend last year.
For other recent news, see: Don’t expect a second-generation Apple Watch until mid-2016, Keep an eye on your iOS 9 mobile data if you have poor Wi-Fi, and Supposedly, the ‘iPhone 7′ will be dustproof and waterproof.