Apple special events held on 12th of this month bringing a lot of astonishing new features. Will you buy a new iPhone? You may have weighed their pros and cons and considered the necessity of buying one. Some of you may want to know whether iPhone 8/ iPhone X can take pictures underwater. You can find the answer here.
The iPhone 8 & iPhone X are IP67 water-resistant.
Like the last generation iPhone 7, all of Apple’s new phones are rated at IP67 which can survive in 1m of water for 30 minutes. This means you can’t take the iPhone 8 or X swimming with you or have high-pressure jet shoot water at it and expect the iPhone to work afterward.
Phones with waterproof feature are becoming increasingly common, with almost every current high-end phone coming with it. Last year’s iPhones were the first Apple handsets to be waterproof. Apple had been rather behind the curve for a few years, but given the number of its high-end Android rivals that have had waterproof for a few years, it was time for the company to catch up. However, the new-released high-end Android phones are featured with IP68, such as Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+, LG G6 and V30, HTC U11. IP68 water resistant means the equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effect.
Therefore, even phones with IP68 can’t promise it won’t be damaged underwater in any circumstances. So, it’s better not try to take photos underwater with your iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/ 8 plus or iPhone X without extra protection. Even Apple state in its small print: “Liquid damage not covered under warranty” – so be wary of taking your new iPhone for underwater photography. Best Waterproof Power Bank for iPhone 8
How to take underwater photos on iPhone 8/ iPhone X without worry?
If you’re looking to use your iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/ 8 plus or iPhone X for longer photography sessions or have an older non-water resistant iPhone, then we would strongly advise you to buy a waterproof case. A high-quality waterproof case will provide extra protection for your iPhone and give you the ability to take underwater shots without having to constantly worry about it malfunctioning. Senbor IP68 iPhone 7 Plus / 8 Plus Waterproof CaseTo summarize, don’t take the iPhone for a swim, only take under at its rated depth and don’t try taking your iPhone (without a case) into salt water.