The iPhone 8 has an IP67 rating, which means it can survive being in three feet of water for up to half an hour. So the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not waterproof, but water-resistant.
Specifically, IP67 is a standard rating given by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The letters “IP” means “Ingress Protection,” the first number indicates the “dust protection,” and the second number indicates the “moisture protection.”
For the dust protection, 6 is the highest rating, and so it means that the iPhone 8 is completely protected from dust and other particulates. For moisture protection, 7 is the second top-level rating, and it means the device can withstand being submerged in 6 inches to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
But mind you, it’s not a100% guarantee that the Apple gadget will remain tightly sealed throughout its lifetime. Also, water damage is not covered by AppleCare at all, and any water damage actually voids the warranty.
Is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof?
The iPhone 8 Plus has an IP67 rating, which means it can survive being in three feet of water for up to half an hour. This means the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus will likely give up and die a watery death if left underwater for longer than half an hour.
What iPhones are Waterproof?
There are no iPhone models that are truly waterproof. But, there are no smartphones on the market today that can claim they are fully waterproof. Since the iPhone 7, all iPhones have been water-resistant. However, all new iPhone 11 Pro models do come with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529, which means they can all survive in up to 13 feet of water for 30 minutes.
If you want to know more about the new iPhone models, check out our article on Apple’s iPhone 11 keynote.
Is iPhone 8 Waterproof or Water-Resistant?
The iPhone 8 can survive the occasional water splashes and short dips because it’s water-resistant, but only up to a point. However, that doesn’t mean you should go swimming with your iPhone 8. Remember, any type of water damage voids your warranty unless you have AppleCare+, which costs more than $100.
So don’t tempt fate and let it stew underwater for long. Also, it may be important to note that Apple has a caveat on that so-called waterproof feature. Apple can only guarantee it if it’s brand new and has not been banged up. The seals that keep out the water, especially by the SIM card slot and port, will degrade as part of the gadget’s inevitable wear and tear. So it’s good advice to be cautious when bringing your gadget near bodies of water.