Dust And Water Resistant
It’ all making sense now. The Cupertino-based company had removed the headphone jack on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus for a very genuine reason. As rumors suggest at the next iteration of the iPhone. The upcoming iPhone, ‘iPhone 8’, will feature IP67 standard protection from the environment. So closing up holes should help to make the new iPhone water resistant and dust resistant.
As Explained By CNET
“The ‘IP’ in ‘IP code’ stands for Ingress Protection. IP codes are standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to measure the “degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment.”
The first number in the two-digit IP code represents how well the enclosure protects against the ingress of solid objects, from hands and fingers to tiny dust particles. The solid-protection scale runs from 0 to 6.”
According to credible sources, this would allow the device to stay submerged at 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) for 30 minutes. Whereas, the iPhone 7 and most other smartphone carry an IP67 rating. This limits them to 1 meter (3.28 feet) for the same duration.
Protection against dust is very pivotal for a phone, especially in desert environments. Moreover, phones present in the desert environment are very prone to break downs because of dust accumulation. Such environments include that of South-West US or UAE.
Other Rumors Regarding iPhone 8
Speculations also state that iPhone 8 is going to return to a “glass sandwich” construction. It will feature a glass back and a stainless steel band around the middle. The centerpiece of the hardware should be a curved, Samsung-built OLED display, though it may also include new features like wireless charging and a screen-integrated home button.
Despite all the codes and standards, Apple has passed for its splash- and water-resistant qualities, Apple still makes an important footnote to these claims. As Apple states, “Liquid damage not covered under warranty.”