Could the next iPhone have improved Water Resistant protection?

A Patent recently filed by phone giants Apple hints at an upgrade from their current IP67 water resistace grading.

source CNET

The patent is for:

“Accessories for an electronic device are sealed and include a connector having a deformable seal positioned on it such that when the connector is mated to the electronic device a liquid-tight seal is formed between the accessory and the electronic device. The accessories have functions that are useful in moist, wet and/or dirty environments.”

iPhone patent


Accessories that have a liquid-tight seal when plugged into a device could be the advancement we’ve been waiting for from Apple. Current water-proof handsets that use a gasket and plugging cover to seal up ports against water aren’t ¬†effective when accessories are added. These sealed accessories could allow for an IP IP68 rating, providing protection against water at depths of up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, even when your headphones are plugged in.

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