Apple’s new patent suggests a new waterproof iPhone
The next version of the Apple iPhone may arrive with a waterproof feature, according to a patent filed by the Cupertino giant in the US.
According to the patent application, the company is actively researching ways to make its products resistant to moisture by outlining processes for “coating sensitive device components using advanced vapor deposition technology and protecting solder leads with silicone seals.”
This means that a special coating will be applied to high-voltage areas, and will be applied as thick as 10 microns. In the event that coats cannot come in handy on some parts such as board-to-board connectors, a silicone seal will be applied to prevent damage. If the patent will be approved, this would give Apple a chance to create a waterproofed version of the next iPhone without the compromise of altering its current design.
Other mobile companies such as Sony and Samsung both have the upper hand in creating waterproof smartphones, but they seal the ports as a common method rather than the method Apple is proposing. Would you like to have a waterproof iPhone in the near future?