iPhone 7 is Water resistant But It’s Not Covered Under Liquid Damage Warranty?!
Wait! First we came to know that the new Jet Black iPhone 7 gets scratches easily and now this? Apple announced that both the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were dust and water resistant with IP67 rating, now we have confirmation that the warranty on these new phones does not cover liquid damage.
So, even though both are certified to survive up to 30 minutes in about a meter of water, Apple maintains IP67 isn’t a permanent feature and may degrade over time. Sony too recently changed its tone on water damage saying your Xperia won’t be covered under normal warranty if its submerged in water or any other liquid.
Below is Apple’s official position on warranty coverage for the new iPhone7 :-
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
Via – PhoneBunch