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    OneMoreThing...'s Avatar
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    Post Apple looking to improve water sensors for detecting iPhone damage
    Apple looking to improve water sensors for detecting iPhone damage

    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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    Going Galt...
    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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    Sep 30, 2008
    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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