Apple Developing Water-Resistant iPhone 5?
Water damage continues to be a major impediment to the otherwise long-life most iPhones and iDevices should be fortunate enough to enjoy. But if you're accident-prone around water or have a toddler who likes to drop things into the "potty" (something I learned the hard way), the concept of Apple developing water-proof iDevices is very, very attractive.
Apparently, the team in Cupertino shares our concern. As a result, we're hearing today that a company called HzO, which makes a high-profile "WaterBlock" technology, is said to be in talks with Apple to make iPhones and, ostensibly, other Apple gadgets water resistant.
According to our friends at Picket-lint, a company official was recently heard at CES saying that they "expect HzO to be in next season's phones." It has been rumored but not confirmed for more than two years now that Apple wants water repelling technology for its iPhone. If the reports out of CES are accurate, such a development may transpire in time for the next-gen iPhone.
The people at HZ0 maintain that their WaterBlock solution is safe and made from organic materials. For those chiefly concerned with the iPhone's look and feel, the company says WaterBlock wouldn't alter the phone's appearance or weight.