Much to the delight of every Apple fan out there, a fresh rumor has once again "confirmed" waterproofing for the upcoming iPhone 7. The rumor originated in China and suggests that both future versions of the iPhone will flaunt a waterproof body, but will NOT have the now iconic "antenna stripes" that all previous and present iterations of the iPhone has so far sported.
The rumored "new compound materials" will not only allow Apple to do away with the plastic stripes, but it will supposedly allow the manufacturer to further modify their phone designs. On the basis of reports from a research and analytics firm, Catcher Technology will continue to be in charge of making and supplying over 30% of the iPhone 7's chassis for the foreseeable future.
Now that we have told you what the latest rumor is, we must now also tell you to remember that these are after all, "rumors." While the chances of the iPhone 7 being waterproof are pretty good, nothing has yet been officially confirmed. The fact that this is the second time we are hearing about waterproofing, gives the rumor a bit more credibility nonetheless. If we will actually get a waterproof iPhone 7 without the antenna stripes for real, remains to be seen.
For a change, we are not talking about any rumors today but we are most definitely talking about a leak and trust me when I say that it's a big one. This one doesn't come from any external Chinese sources or reliable leaksters, but straight from mouth of the Horse itself.
While speaking to the media at the Annual Shareholder's Meeting, Robert Hwang spoke the following words, "Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing." As Hwang is the CEO of the company (Wiston) which assembles the iPhones for Apple, this pretty much confirms two things; waterproofing and wireless charging is definitely coming to the iPhone 8.
This accidental leak by Hwang is the second one in recent history as Allen Horng, the CEO of Catcher Technology had let one slip about Apple shifting to a new type of glass chassis with the iPhone 8, back in 2016. Let's hope we get a few more before the actual phone is released a few months later.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Sony is one of the most popular and first company that makes its whole flagship series water and dirt proof, while we are all amazed with that sort of protection that Sony gave to its flagship smartphones Z series (Xperia Z2, Xperis Z3, Xperia Z4... etc), the question that has never been asked is why making it waterproof ?
Making a smartphone device fully operational under water is a big deal, especially in the japanese market, the feature is not just used for just protection or premium-look but to Sony it has a whole different reason !
Apparently, the exclusive waterproof smartphone's existence is rooted in a peculiar user habit of Japan's female population! ...young japanese teenager girls, to be more precise. According to Panasonic executive "Taro Itakura", 90 to 95% of smartphones sold in Japan are waterproof because young Japanese women prefer to use their smartphones even while they are taking their showers! That's right your Sony Xperia or Sharp AQUOS smartphone are considered as a "must products" in Japan, possibly right next to soap, shampoo, and a trusty sponge all because that young japanese girls like to shower with them.
Can you really take a proper bath when your attention is preoccupied with the latest notifications and updates? We don't know, but we certainly cannot underestimate Japanese women!