Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus recently, and the devices have just been made available online for purchase. However, now, a new report talks about the possible configuration details of the Apple iPhone 7, which is earmarked for next year.
Based on the report from China’s Weibo, the tech Website Xiaomi Today said that the Apple iPhone 7 specifications list will include a stronger body than the one seen in the current generation iPhone 6s. It is worth noting that the iPhone 6s comes with a series 7000 aluminum, which is touted as one of the strongest metals out there. The same series 7000 is apparently utilized by the aerospace industry as well. Apple opted for this material in order to put an end to the infamous #BendGate sage, specific to the iPhone 6 Plus.
The report also said that the super strong chassis of the iPhone 7 will not let water seep inside the device. This translates to having a water-proof or water-resistant body.
Meanwhile, a YouTuber conducted a custom torture test on the current generation iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus, submerging the device for 60 minutes under water. As it turns out, the phones reportedly worked just fine. However, readers should note that the iPhone 6s series do not come with IP rating. Therefore, it is not advisable to drop the handset in water or expose it to light rain.
But then, it is high time Apple offered waterproofing, mainly because mid-range devices like Motorola Moto G 2015 comes with IP protection. To be specific, the Moto G can be dunked under water for up to 3.2 feet, for a time period of 30 minutes, Phone Arena reported. Interestingly, earlier versions of the Moto G come with a one-of-a-kind nano-coating, which helps in protecting the handset from accidental water spills and light rain. In addition, the rugged Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and flagship Sony Xperia Z5 also come with water and dust protection.
A recent report from China also said that the tech giant will apparently raise the upcoming Apple A10 chips’ core count to six. With a hexa-core processor on board, Apple will reportedly be able to improve the multi-threading performance on the next iPhone.
Here is the video of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus undergoing water test: (Credit: YouTube/Zach Straley)