Let's start off by clearing up the idea that iPhones are waterproof when they are in fact, water resistant. Now what's the difference?
- Waterproof implies that a device is completely indestructible by water. That would mean you could go snorkeling with your iPhone for hours and it would be just fine. As it stands, no smartphone is waterproof.
- But the device is actually waterreistant This means they are designed to withstand liquid contact to a certain extent, but may still be damaged by water under certain conditions. These conditions entail a heavier dose of water or liquid then just your normal spill or rain.
The following devices are water resistant (not waterproof)
- The following releases—the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, and the iPhone SE (2nd Generation)—all received an IP67 rating as well.
- The iPhone XS, XS Max, and 11 have an IP68 rating that allows them to resist liquid intrusion at a maximum depth of two meters for up to 30 minutes.
- The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have an IP68 rating, with Apple claiming that they can withstand up to four meters of water depth for 30 minutes.
- The iPhone 12 and later are the most water-resistant iPhones Apple has produced so far. Also with IP68 ratings, they can survive being submerged in water as deep as six meters for 30 minutes.