this water resistance test shows that they are “unsinkable”

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro have undergone an extreme test to determine their degree of water resistance. They were submerged up to 12 meters deep for 30 minutes in a bay, which is 3 times the maximum depth recommended by Apple. Find out what happened to the two iPhones.

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro both get a IP68 certified. According to Apple, the iPhone 11 can withstand submersion up to 2 meters deep for 30 minutes. The Pro version is capable of going even further: up to 12 meters for 30 minutes without drowning. Is this promise fulfilled in reality? The Cnet site has decided to conduct an extreme test to find out what is going on.

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro: How water resistant are they?

The test took place in several phases. Using a drone, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro were successively submerged at 4, 8 and 12 m in Monterey Bay, on the California coast. ” After 30 minutes, we brought the drone back to the surface with both iPhones still attached. After drying them with a lint free cloth, both screens still worked and there were no signs of damage to the camera lenses (front or rear) “.

Buttons and speakers still worked except the iPhone 11 sounded a little less crisp when playing an audio clip. The iPhone 11 Pro on its own had some distortion, but the sound emitted was louder than the iPhone 11. After the second dive to 8 meters, the same speaker problems were found, but both models survived.

Same observation after diving to 12 meters. ” Both touchscreens still worked, the cameras took crisp images with no water marks in the lenses. The speakers worked, but again the iPhone 11 sounded muted compared to the iPhone 11 Pro “. 12 meters is six times the maximum depth recommended by Apple for the iPhone 11 and three times that of the iPhone 11 Pro.

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Finally, Cnet explains that it left the two smartphones to dry for three days to ensure that they did not reserve any surprises after this period. ” The only issue I could note was that the speakers were less crisp and sounded less loud at maximum volume “.

Source: Cnet

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