Apple Debuts New 'Dive' Ad Focusing on iPhone 7 Speakers and Water Resistance
Nov 2, 2016 12:15 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today shared a new television ad on its YouTube channel, designed to show off several key iPhone 7 and 7 Plus features, including the improved waterproofing and the device's speakers.

In the video, a man sets his iPhone to play dramatic music (La Virgen de la Macarena by Arturo Sandoval) while at the pool. He then proceeds to climb up to the high dive, jumping off as the music climaxes. The iPhone is splashed with water during the process, highlighting its water resistance.


The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are Apple's first iOS devices with superior waterproofing, offering IP67 water and dust resistance. The two iPhones can withstand being submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes, and are resistant to splashes and accidental spills. Intentional water exposure is still not recommended, however, as Apple's warranty does not cover water damage.

As for the speakers, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus include one speaker at the bottom of the phone and one speaker at the top of the phone, introducing stereo sound in the iPhone for the first time. The speakers put out twice the volume of the single speaker in the iPhone 6s and have been designed to offer superior sound in both landscape and portrait mode.

Apple has thus far produced several ads showing off the iPhone 7, highlighting features like waterproofing, the camera and its ability to capture low-light images, and its longer battery life. The iPhone 7 has also been featured in an ad focusing on the Messages Screen Effects available in iOS 10.

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20 weeks ago

Uh, but aren't there instances of iPhone 7/7+'s getting damaged? Not by the owners throwing them in, but by the phones just being placed in water for a minute or two.


Exactly. And because they don't cover it under warranty they should stop advertising it as water resistant.
Rating: 50 Votes
20 weeks ago
Liquid damage is not covered by warranty...
Rating: 42 Votes
20 weeks ago
So what will the Macbook Pro ads feature? A messenger bag full of dongles?

"You've never had to rummage quite like this before.."
Rating: 40 Votes
20 weeks ago
Uh, but aren't there instances of iPhone 7/7+'s getting damaged? Not by the owners throwing them in, but by the phones just being placed in water for a minute or two.

EDIT: On top of that, Apple won't cover any water damages. Kind of comedic that this would be their ad.
Rating: 29 Votes
20 weeks ago
*Dongle required to enable magic. Dongle is sold separately for just $1999.
Rating: 24 Votes
20 weeks ago
It's a nice commercial
Rating: 23 Votes
20 weeks ago
Not gonna lie, the speakers on the iPhone 7 are amazing... I turned it all the way up and started playing music and it woke the baby in the next room. GREAT sound and no more of that silly cupping the bottom of the iPhone to attempt to focus the sound towards you.
Rating: 23 Votes
20 weeks ago

I am a little worried if the best innovation of the iPhone 7 that is worth promoting is... water resistance - something the $20 Casio watch I had back in the 1990's delivered flawlessly.


I don't see your Casio sending texts, browsing the web, buying or selling stocks, playing music, recording video, etc. etc. etc....

I hear that some rocks from previous millennia had water resistance. That's more impressive than your watch, right, because it's older?
Rating: 20 Votes
20 weeks ago
are they serious? now stereo speakers is "magic" worthy?
Rating: 18 Votes
20 weeks ago
Jesus christ, stereo speakers are not "practically magic".
Rating: 14 Votes

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