The Next iPhone Could be Waterproof

By , Jan 16, 2012

A week ago we told you about a company named Liquipel. As the name suggests, the company’s work involves an invisible, liquid-repelling coating that can make your iPhone and other gadgets completely waterproof.

But apparently, they’re not the only ones with the technology. A little Utah-based startup named HZO has a similar waterproof coating it’s working on called Waterblock. And word on the street is, Apple is interested…

Pocket-lint.com, who who recently spoke with an HzO representative, reports:

“We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn’t believe his eyes,” a representative of the company told us. “Samsung is really excited by the tech.” The company has told us that they are talking to Apple as well, hoping to be able to let Apple make the iPhone 5 waterproof. “We expect HZO to be in next season’s phones,” HZO told Pocket-lint rather confidently.”

Count us in with the rest of the folks that hope that HZO can reach an agreement with Apple and other manufacturers to start waterproofing products before they leave the factory. Even if it makes the devices a little more expensive.

What do you think about waterproofing technology?

[MacRumors]

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  • Anonymous

    I’d personally love this used on the next iPhone, living in the UK means it rains quite a lot lol and I never like using my phone in the rain but this would be ideal … I don’t see me ever using it underwater but a torrential downpour when I need a lift home it would be good.

    The other company doing this only charged around $60 didn’t they so if Apple did it on a mass scale I don’t see it making the device much more expensive at all so fingers crossed.

  • Anonymous

    Not everybody is plug in the earphone all the time. So there will be no waterproof for some reason.

  • Kok Hean

    Probably not waterproof, but water resistant. Like a splash of water or walking in the rain.

  • Anonymous

    Just dont take your iDevices near water? I dont want to pay more for so that stupid people can be safe.

  • jose castro

    watch apple will make a deal use there tech on the iphones

  • Anonymous

    I do see this happening. Apple makes too much money from water damage repairs, why ruin a good thing for the company?

  • http://twitter.com/bshelton68 Brent Shelton

    Apple investing that much money for something that a huge minority of their customers would use? Not to mention, something that would help erase replacement unit sales by people damaging their phone by water?

    Riiiiight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/d0ntp4n1c Aaron Penick

    Ive only had to replace three phones in my life and the reason was water damage. This is fricken mind blowing to me. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Farzaneh/100000931068104 Cameron Farzaneh

    Holly ****! That would be awesome if the next iPhone is waterproof!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Carlyon/100000384425704 Cameron Carlyon

    I wish Apple released a new phone every 2 years so that they can take more time with the phone and people would be more likely to buy …

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.seseri Roberto Vilam

    What about humidity?