After being drop and bend tested, the waterproofing skills of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have now been tested in a YouTube video. In the video, the new iPhones are submerged in water for an hour and were tested at regular intervals to make sure they were working or not.
Surprisingly, both iPhones survived the test after being submerged in water for an hour. All their key components — the touch screen, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, headphone jack, speaker, and camera — worked without any issues once they were taken out of the water and dried properly. Considering that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus don’t feature any kind of IP certification, it is quite surprising to see them survive this test.
However, there is a strong possibility that the iPhones might develop some issue a week or two down the line. It is fairly common for most new smartphones that don’t feature any waterproof certification to survive a dunk in water and then develop issues down the line.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus might have survived the test in the video, but that does not mean you should go around dunking your new iPhone in water. There are multiple factors that come into play when a smartphone is dunked into water and the reason behind them getting damaged, and it is entirely possible that your iPhone might not survive a similar waterproof test.
Nonetheless, the above video should give you some peace of mind in knowing that your iPhone can easily survive an accidental liquid spill.