Waterproof iPhone 7 warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage, surprisingly

Even though the recently released Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water-resistant, the damage caused as a result of liquids are not covered under iPhone 7 warranty. Apple has released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with an enhanced camera and extra storage. Moreover, the Plus variant features dual cameras alongside the new Jet Black color. Existing users of iPhone 6s are in confused mood over whether to upgrade to new iPhone 7 or not.

Technically speaking, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first smartphones from the Cupertino-based smartphone giant to ship with water resistance feature. With IP67 dust and water resistant certification, you will be able to submerge the new iPhones under one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

iPhone 7 has IP67 certification

According to Apple, the new IP67 certification from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus certainly makes the handsets splash and dust resistant. This means you need not have to worry about if you accidentally splash in a bar or walking in the heavy rain.

iPhone 7 warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage

However, if you carefully read the small font-size specifications located at the bottom of the iPhone 7 product listing, you will be able to infer that the iPhone 7 warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage. If iPhone 7 gets damaged when you dip it in water, you will not be eligible to claim warranty. Hence, you should stay away from dropping it in water even though the handset is claimed to be water-resistant.

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.

Despite having the required IP67 certification, Apple is not the first company to deny iPhone 7 warranty caused as a result of liquid damage. The main highlight of Sony’s Xperia Z-series flagship smartphones was the addition of water-resistant feature. However, you can claim warranty only if you cover the ports with a protective sealant.

Meanwhile, Sony had announced during the launch event of Xperia Z5-series smartphones that the warranty will not be available if the handset is fully submerged in water. Samsung also announced that exposure to liquid, moisture, dampness, sand or dirt are not covered under warranty for the water-resistant Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.