Our Head of Technical Hardware, Kevin Carter, who also happens to be the Lead Technical Editor for DxO Optics (see here – DPreview use this data for their camera/lens reviews), as well as a freelance Editor for the British Journal of Photography amongst many others, is currently taking a look at a select number of ‘waterproof’ smartphones. He forwarded to me an interesting article on Apple’s website regarding their liquid damage warranty.
It’s very interesting and something that I wasn’t aware of, although I am sure, as you are all aware that Apple do not give a liquid damage warranty, what you may not be aware of is the way they can detect if the device has received liquid damage. Apple have installed liquid sensors within their devices and these change colour and become activated if it becomes wet.
When Kevin’s article is published I will post a link and more will be revealed… stay tuned for that.
Take a look at the graphics below and you will see where the sensors are located – to read more about this, go to the Apple support page, here – it’s very interesting…
*Note: iPod nano (7th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation) do not have a visible liquid contact indicator.