Just how waterproof is the iPhone XS? WATER TEST VIDEO


Water, wine, beer and bay: CNET tested the durability claims of Apple's new flagship to see how liquid-resistant it really is.

Water resistance is not new for iPhones, but when Apple announced the iPhone XS, it made big claims about just how resistant this phone was. Its IP68 rating means it can survive a dunk of up to 2 meters (6.5 ft) of water for up to 30 minutes compared to the 1 meter IP67 rating on the previous models.

Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing chief, even gave his blessing to take it off the deep end at the company's September keynote.

"So if you happen to be hanging by the pool, drop your phone in the water... don't worry, dive down, grab it, rinse it, let it dry, you'll be fine," said Schiller.

And Schiller didn't stop at pool water.

"And the team tested in many different liquids -- in chlorinated water, salt water, orange juice, tea, wine, even beer. Now this is some of the most fun intense testing we get to do at Apple," he added.

Which is exactly what we did to our brand-new gold iPhone XS to tests the claims. Starting off with a swan dive from the deep end of the pool.


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