Apple Wins Misrepresentation Lawsuit About iPhone’s Water Resistance


Apple Wins Misrepresentation Lawsuit About iPhone’s Water Resistance

Apple Wins Misrepresentation Lawsuit About iPhone’s Water Resistance

In 2016, Apple first released the iPhone 7 and its older brother, the iPhone 7 Plus, with IP67 certification. This certificate means that these two phones are resistant to water penetration in laboratory conditions for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. Now, after five generations, iPhone 13 family phones are resistant to water penetration for 30 minutes up to a depth of 6 meters.

However, not long ago, two people from New York and Southern California filed a lawsuit against Apple, which the company He accused him of providing false and misleading information in this regard. It didn’t take long before the Italian regulatory agency (AGCM) fined the Cupertinos 10 million euros for the same reason. Now the final decision of the court has been issued in favor of Apple and has acquitted the company of the accusations.

The judge of the case says in his final ruling that there is not enough evidence of false marketing and misleading users about the ability to resist water penetration. Also, the plaintiffs in the case did not prove that their iPhones could have been damaged under Apple’s stated conditions for liquid ingress.

  • Apple products will soon support the IP69 standard

Generally, in the marketing of a number of different iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR and iPhone XS, Apple claims that the aforementioned iPhones can withstand water penetration for up to 30 minutes. They last at a depth of 1 to 4 meters.

This is kind of a true claim; But in fact, the mentioned results are obtained in laboratory conditions and to obtain the IPXX certificate; Therefore, not only iPhones, but any other smartphone that is advertised as water-resistant can still get water in some scenarios and cause damage.

If this happens, almost Warranty All smartphones are out of warranty and it is the user who has to pay all the repair costs; Therefore, we recommend that you protect against exposure to water as much as possible, regardless of IPXX certification support.

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