How Much Water Does it Take to Kill an iPhone 5? (Video)

Posted in iPhone on 06/10/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Many of you have probably had the unfortunate experience of dropping your iPhone in water, or spilling something on or near your device. The iPhone is surprisingly resistant to water – but it still doesn’t take a great deal to kill of an iPhone 4 or 4S. So, how does the iPhone 5 hold up against watery doom?

Judging by a number of tests performed by AndroidAuthority (via CultofMac), including dowsing the iPhone 5 in hot coffee, it turns out that the iPhone 5 is remarkably water resistant! Check out the video below to see the full series of torture tests!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.