Lacking all of the bells and whistles of the M1 iPad Pros, the iPad Air 5 is still more than capable, with the mighty M1chip, 5G network support and all other premium features for $599 only. Before purchase, you may be wondering if the new iPad Air is waterproof, especially if you’re planning to use it for years.
Is iPad Air 5 waterproof?
Unfortunately, no. iPad Air 5 doesn’t come with any IP rating, and none of the iPads is waterproof or water-resistant. As iPad is becoming a productivity tool and almost a great alternative to laptop, adding the waterproof feature will undoubtedly makes it more competitive. Why hasn’t Apple made at least one water-resistant iPad model? Actually, it’s because people don’t use iPads the way they use iPhones. You take iPhones everywhere, whether it’s running, biking or hiking, while you are more likely to use iPads at home, on the sofa, or on public transport. That is to say, iPads don’t need to withstand water exposure in most usage cases.
What if you expose iPad Air 5 to water?
Apple hasn’t ever promised water resistance for its iPads, so you’d better use it away from water. If it’s exposed to water or liquid by accident, there may be water damage. It’ll be OK if you get a splash of water on the screen, but if water runs into vulnerable areas like the lightning ports, USB ports, speaker grills, or headphone jack, it could cause permanent damage. Any water-resistance testing for your iPad Air 5 is also not recommended, as Apple doesn’t cover liquid damage under its limited 1-year warranty included with your purchase.
Still, you can make your iPad Air 5 waterproof by getting it a waterproof case:
Shellbox Waterproof Case for iPad Air 5
- ☔[IP68 waterproof]:IP68 waterproof certified case can protect your case even when surbmerging to 50 feet underwater for 1h. Suit for daily use and outdoor sports such as swimming or diving. All the functions and buttoms won’t be affected underwater.
- 🔰【360° Protective】: Made of rugged material which provides 360° protection for your ipad air 5/4 from accident drops. A fully sealed body can be dust/snow/dirtproof. It has a buit-in screen protector which is scratch-resistant, provides clear clarity and respronsive sensitivity.
- 💗【Shoulder Strap&Kickstand&Ring】: Special designed shoulder strap for ipad air5/4. You or your kids Can easily carry the iPad air 5/4 for outdoors trip and daily use. The adjustable kickstand and ring are 3M taped and secured to back cover, convenient for holding and lifting the iPad air 5/4
- Universal Size – Fits devices up to 12 inch diagonal with extra space for credit card, ID, cash, coins. Easy access for beach, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and water park activities.
- Dual Function – Exquisite design with a detachable lanyard for hanging around neck freely and a hand strap for helding in hand firmly.
- Full Protection – Lightweight Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) casing with three swivel locks and sealable closure clips safeguard your device against water, snow, dust and dirt.
- Screen-touch Sensibility – Transparent and ultra thin windows on both sides allow full touch screen functionality on photography, videography or checking emails at ease. ( Not support touch function under water )
- IPX8 Certified – Superior water-resistant protection up to 98 feet (30 meters), offers waterproof / snowproof / dirtproof protection for your device while maintaining full touch screen functionality.