iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Survive Hot Coffee, Soda, and the Ocean in New Videos

With the launch of a new iPhone comes an inevitable collection of videos that put the device to its limits to see how well it stands up against Apple's durability claims. Earlier today, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything put the iPhone 7 under a few intense scratch and bend tests, and now a few more videos have emerged online, mainly focusing on the new iPhone's IP67 water resistance.

This water resistance means the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are able to withstand 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes, making the iPhone easily resistant to splashes and quick, accidental submersion, but not much else. In one waterproofing test from Infohut, basic shallow submersion of an iPhone 7 Plus in a glass of water proved that it kept receiving phone calls, texts, and notifications without failing.


Later in the video, the iPhone gets a bit more of a beating with the addition of soda and hot coffee inside of the glass. Although diluted thanks to the addition of water, the iPhone 7 Plus remained functional in the test, with the tester noting that "there's no distortion, not even the touch screen is going crazy," even in the face of the heated liquid. The "vacuum sealed" enclosure surrounding the inside of the iPhone is also dissected towards the end of the video.

In a shorter video, the iPhone 7 faced an outdoor waterproof test at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. During the test, the device was submerged in the salt water at 1 meter for twenty seconds and, similar to the previous test, it came out unscathed.


Although YouTube is quickly becoming inundated with iPhone 7 stress tests, iFixit has a live-streaming swimming test going on this afternoon. At the time of writing, the iPhone 7 remained working in the water surpassing the two hour mark, well above Apple's thirty minute claim. Earlier today, the site posted teardowns of all the new Apple devices, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2.


The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch has been met with mixed reactions from Apple fans, thanks to low stock of new colors and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, and delayed shipment dates from retailers like Best Buy and Target. Even the line count has decreased from previous years according to Piper Jaffray, which counted around 400 people in line at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, down from around 650 for the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and some 1,880 for the iPhone 6/6 Plus.

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Top Rated Comments

Tubamajuba Avatar
99 months ago
...S7 is IP68 and has a headphone jack.
Awesome, go buy it and have fun on SamsungRumors.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Enabledobject Avatar
99 months ago
...S7 is IP68 and has a headphone jack.
It won't have one next year.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hasanahmad Avatar
99 months ago
This will make a lot of iPhone 7 users very wet
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hanzu Lao Avatar
99 months ago
Stupid water "tests".
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hedwigg Avatar
99 months ago
Oh sweet, my favorite part of every iPhone launch... when entitled snots throw their new iPhones on the ground, shoot at it with guns, throw it off buildings, throw them in the ocean, etc., etc... after I get excited that I have it in my budget to upgrade my phone after two years.

<ugh>
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MasterRyu2011 Avatar
99 months ago
And the blender test?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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