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Will the next iPhone be waterproof?


By: Ryan Biek, Newsy

Another clue supports rumors that Apple’s next iPhone will be waterproof.

Tucked in with roughly 80 patents recently granted to Apple was one for technology to edit photos taken underwater.

In its patent, Apple said it envisioned the technology being used in its iPhones and iPads.

The patent comes nine months after a different piece of information launched rumors of a waterproof iPhone. Reports indicate that Apple might be looking to ditch the headphone jack, one of the easiest places for water to seep through.

Some industry observers doubt that waterproofing is the main motivation for getting rid of the headphone jack, though, since Samsung made its phones water-resistant while still keeping the jacks.

Bloomberg reported earlier this month that removing the jack could make room for a second speaker. Others have argued that because the new headphones would be digital, Apple could also include software to prevent users from listening to illegally downloaded music.

Apple currently offers no waterproof smartphones. All three of Samsung’s leading smartphones are water-resistant.

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