iPhone X and iPhone 8 Feature IP67 Water Resistance Rating, Same as iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone X features an IP67 water resistance rating, which is identical to the water resistance rating of the iPhone 7, according to Apple's iPhone X features page. With an IP67 water resistance rating, the iPhone X is splash, water, and dust resistant.

IP67 is two numbers, one that refers to the dust resistance rating and one that refers to water resistance. IP6x is the highest dust resistance rating, so the iPhone X is fully protected against dust.


IPx7, the water resistance rating, means the iPhone X can withstand immersion in water up to one meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes, tested in laboratory conditions. IPx7 is the second-highest rating, below IPx8, which indicates an ability to withstand long periods of submersion under pressure.

Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are also rated as IP67 water and dust resistant. With all of its devices, Apple warns that while they are water and dust resistant, those are not permanent conditions and resistance could decrease as a result of normal wear.

Because Apple does not cover any kind of water damage to iOS devices, it's best to continue to use caution when exposing a water resistant iPhone to liquids, avoiding contact whenever possible.

There were rumors suggesting Apple's new iPhones might feature an IP68 water resistance rating to match the Samsung Galaxy devices, but that particular rumor did not turn out to be true.

As for the Apple Watch Series 3, it too has identical water resistance ratings to the Apple Watch Series 2. According to Apple, the Apple Watch Series 3 has a water resistance of rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is suitable for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or an ocean, but it should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities that involve exposure to deep water or high-velocity water, including a shower.

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10 months ago
So I guess adding IP68 would've screwed with the margins too much?
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10 months ago
This was disappointing, it would have made it more of a significant upgrade from the 7 and in general would be extremely useful to have.
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10 months ago
They have glass phones now....IP68 should be much easier to implement especially when you don't have a headphone jack. Cheaping out again......
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10 months ago
YouTube tests on the iPhone 7 last year showed that Apple underpromised and over delivered. I suspect they further improved it this year.
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10 months ago

They have glass phones now....IP68 should be much easier to implement especially when you don't have a headphone jack. Cheaping out again......


I'm sure it's as good as the 7 which way over delivered. This is just being conservative.
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10 months ago
So basically the only difference from the 7 is wireless charging and faster processor. Pretty weak. Glad I sold my 7 plus 128gb for 650 last week on ebay. I'll try out the note 8 once it comes in.
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10 months ago
The only difference is IP67 states "no harm when submerged for up to 30min at 1 meter or less", and the IP68 states "no harm when submerged more than 30min in more than 1 meter; companies should stablish the exact amount"

Which in Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia case, that is 1.5 meters.
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10 months ago

You ordered it?

Ya i pre-ordered the note 8 for 500 bucks cause I had the note 7. Can't beat the price.
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10 months ago
So a fair few Android phones for half the cost offer better water and dust resistance, he'll Samsung and even made the Note 8 stylus IP68.... Timmy must really want to have 400 billion US sat in off shore accounts..
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10 months ago

They have glass phones now....IP68 should be much easier to implement especially when you don't have a headphone jack. Cheaping out again......


So a fair few Android phones for half the cost offer better water and dust resistance, he'll Samsung and even made the Note 8 stylus IP68.... Timmy must really want to have 400 billion US sat in off shore accounts..


You guys must have never watched how some youtubers tested the iPhone 7 vs the Note 7 for water resistance last year when it was just launched. The iPhone 7 survived longer than the Note 7 even though the Note 7 supposedly has a higher IP rating.

If Apple can underpromise and overdeliver last year, there’s no reason why they can’t do it again this year. Maybe even better than last year’s 7.

And I don’t see how a glass back affects water resistance. In fact I think it made it harder than a unibody aluminium body. Because there’s now two gaps to plug rather than just one.
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