The iPhone 7 is officially water-resistant, but make sure to note that it’s not water PROOF.
That means you shouldn’t take it into a pool or other body of water to try and take cool under-water shots with the iPhone 7’s fancy new cameras.
During its iPhone event on Wednesday Apple said the iPhone 7 has IP67 water-resistance, which means it’s technically capable of working down to one meter (about 3.3 feet) under water for up to 30 minutes.
If you’ve ever dropped your phone down the sink or in the toilet, you’ve probably had some helpful soul telling you to put it in dry rice.
The thinking is the rice will absorb the water, drawing it out of the phone – and the internet is full of videos and articles by journalists testing if it really works.
Now that the iPhone is water resistant – won’t anyone think of the rice companies?
Apple: iPhone 7 is going to be water resistant
The rice industry: pic.twitter.com/nR4RWmIZdn
— WSHH FANS (@WSHHFANS) September 7, 2016
New iPhone is waterproof. Sales of rice to drop dramatically. #AppleEvent
— Rich Williams (@richontheradio) September 7, 2016
iPhone becomes water-resistant, rice sales go down
— Everette Taylor (@Everette) September 7, 2016
New iPhone is water resistant up to a metre for about 30 minutes, potentially putting rice manufacturers out of business.Loading...
— Paz Luhrmann (@Pazza7) September 8, 2016
New iPhone 7 is water-resistant. Somewhere out there the Sun Rice CEO just went '….. ah s**t!.'
— Petrie Wheeler-Lill (@PetrieLill) September 8, 2016
Forecast: Sale of rice set to plummet now that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are waterproof.
— hq (@al_debaran) September 8, 2016
iPhone 7 is water resistant? Has anyone realized what this will do to the rice industry?!
— Heather Barnett (@mamabirdhb) September 8, 2016
— morgan (@Yeahmorgs) September 8, 2016
the new water-resistant iPhone is great for Apple and marine biologists. Disastrous for Uncle Ben.
— katie (@amoozbouche) September 8, 2016