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Apple looking to improve water sensors for detecting iPhone damage


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Apple looking to improve water sensors for detecting iPhone damage

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Apple has shown interest in detecting water damage on portable devices like an iPhone or iPad through circuitry rather than the current color-coded liquid contact indicators found on existing devices.


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Why they don't invest heavily in the new water-proofing coatings is beyond me. Although I guess a water-damaged phone needs to be replaced, and it's always nice to sell an additional device.
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Using hydrophobic coatings will probably eventually become the standard. It's just a matter of time.
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Waterproofing the thing can't be that big of a leap. It's been done with far more mechanically complex things for years. Heck, I had a cordless home phone that actually floated and functioned in the hot tub. And that was in the early 1990's! The radio I use at work is waterproof, and it's a relatively cheap piece of crud example of cellular technology.

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Thre are waterproof/shockproof smartphones out there, it just hasn't made it to Apple yet. I imagine it is because when Apple does decide to do it, it will be included on every iPad/Iphone type of device, rather then on a specialized one
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The technique they use at the minute is pretty easy to remove/replace aswell. At least the initial one (inside the headphone port.)

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