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NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Apple on Wednesday unveiled two upgraded versions of its iPhone and a new waterproof smartwatch but this waterproof feature has confused many.

To mitigate the confusion, it is to be noted that water proof and water resistant are two different features and you can’t take the new smartphones for a swim or capture underwater moments.

If you study the details of  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available on Apple’s website, you will discover that the new iPhones have IP67 standard splash, water, and dust resistance feature. IP67 under IEC standard means the devices are dust tight and can work under water up to one meter for a maximum of 30 minutes.

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Although IP67 water resistance should serve to protect your iPhone in case of accidental drops in sinks and toilets or even make it usable in rain but Apple clarified the extent to which it can be drenched in water., “Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.”

“Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.” Apple said in a statement.

“Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty,” Apple terms and conditions state ruling out the possibility of warranty claim for any damages incurred due to water.