Rumor: low production yields for iPhone 7 waterproof prototypes

We’ve seen hapless Sony try and try and try again to popularize smartphone design that had native waterproofing. Samsung’s had a bit more success with it’s Galaxy S Active series of phones. And relying on sheer popularity, hydrophobia-mania turned the Samsung Galaxy S5 into the lay people’s beach phone. For a long time, we’ve seen Apple pass on the water works to accessories manufacturers for each iteration of the (undercover waterproof) iPhone.

Good news: maybe not anymore. Bad news: just maybe.

According to a source on Weibo, Cupertino’s been designing some waterproof prototypes for its manufacturers to produce. It turns out that the production yield rate doesn’t look too good. So this story has to jump the truth barrier first and then we have to see if further blueprinting will garner better batches for a hydroxic acid-fighter.

Hydroxic acid, by the way, an awesome name for water.

Source: Weibo
Via: PhoneArena

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