The Next iPhone Could be Waterproof

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…

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“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?