August 21, 2020
One upon a time, photography enthusiasts needed to spend a lot of money to buy special equipment for taking underwater photos. Considering that water is almost 800 times denser than air, special precautions needed to be taken into account when developing these cameras to keep moisture from seeping into the camera body, which could short-out electronics, ruin the film, and distort images.
And because water is so dense, it’s also heavy. You might notice that fact if you’re carrying a bucket of water, but when you’re swimming, you usually don’t think about water’s weight until you start to feel the pressure building up in your ears. That pressure is the weight of the water, squeezing your body. The deeper you go, the more pressure you’ll feel.
The same is true for underwater cameras. The seals need to be able to withstand not only the density of the water, but the pressure on the case as you dive down. Apple took all of this into consideration when designing their phones for water resistance. In fact, the iPhone XS and XS Max are designed to meet International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for operating at a maximum depth of two meters (about six-and-a-half feet) for up to 30 minutes, even without a protective case.
It’s important to note that this is for a phone that is in perfect condition. If you plan to use your iPhone XS for underwater photography and your screen is cracked, the standard does not apply. If there are any defects to the screen or case of your phone, you should definitely not even attempt to get it wet, let alone take underwater photos.
Therefore, if you have an upcoming vacation, a weekend at the lake, or a day at the beach or water park planned where your phone could potentially get wet, be sure to bring it to Tech Solutions before you go. They can make sure that your phone’s case and screen are in pristine order so you can take all of the underwater photos you like without causing harm to your phone. Tech Solutions offers a full line of iPhone XS repair services, we are conveniently located, we have competitive pricing, and we are conveniently located. Come check us out.
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