Water Damage

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...

Liquipel Waterproofs Your iPhone without a Case

To most people, iPhones and iPads are fairly expensive. That's why we all put cases and screen protectors on our devices — to keep them safe from drops and other accidents. But how do we protect our gadgets from water damage?

Well, there's a handful of case options that claim to make your iPhone waterproof, but they're either bulky or extremely unattractive (see DryCase). Liquipel, however, is trying to change that with its new invisible waterproof coating...

Apple Relaxes Warranty Policy Involving iPhone’s Liquid Contact Indicator

This is definitely a win for consumers. As you know, Apple places a small Liquid Contact Indicator inside the majority of their devices to identify whether or not the device has been subjected to liquid damage.

The reason for this is because water damage eliminates the consumer from being eligible for AppleCare. In other words, liquid damage isn't covered under warranty.

Obviously directly submerging your iPhone in a body of water is a good reason for Apple to deny your claims, but what if your iPhone's LCI triggered accidentally due to extreme humidity? What then?