While Apple is all set to let us get a glimpse of the much touted Apple Watch anytime now, some of the gadget buffs are all worked up to know the surprise features about the upcoming iPhone 7. It looks like Apple is working hard on the next generation iPhone. The iPhone manufacturer based in Cupertino has filed for a brand new patent at the Patent and Trademark Office in US which describes about the numerous ways to waterproof an array of gadgets like the MacBook, iPhone and iPad.
According to the latest patent that was published recently at Patently Apple, the firm has explored on using a design of 2 parts for making an iPhone waterproof thereby ruling out the requirement for a case. The hydrophobic coating with less than 10 microns in thickness that is waterproof in nature which would be teamed up with the circuit board that is printed and with the electromagnetic interference shield of iPhone.
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This coating is applied to the PCB through a PACVD process or plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition process that charges the surface ad bonds the coating. Hence the plasma integrates well with the component and resists water plus corrosion making it a boon to electronic devices.
Based on the patent filed by Apple various electronic devices are prone to water damage as they do not have a fully sealed design and have many openings to facilitate connecting many peripherals, audio input and output and for charging purposes. Even though bulky cases have been successful to a certain extent in resisting vary through such opening on the gadgets they have no role to play if water enters its housing.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook had already mentioned that their Apple Watch can be worn even while enjoying a shower which probably indicates that it is water resistant but not waterproof. With the arch rivals of Apple like Sony and Samsung have successfully managed to integrate their mobile devices with water proofing, this breakthrough feature would make iPhone a better reply.