Can you take your new iPhone swimming with you?

The lightning port of an iPhone 7 is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The lightning port of an iPhone 7 is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Did you preorder a shiny new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus last week?

One of the most talked about new features is the phone being water proof…or is that water resistant?

What’s the difference?

Before you take your new, very expensive gadget for a swim…you need to read this. 

The new iPhones have a water rating of IP67. Do you have any idea what that means? I’m going to guess not. Don’t worry, I didn’t either.

So what does IP67 mean?

Let’s start with the six in that 67. The six means your phone will be dust tight. Dust isn’t something most of us thought too much about I would be willing to bet.

The seven is why we’re here.

It means you can, in fact, get your phone wet..but you shouldn’t do it on purpose.

The new iPhone’s rating means your phone can be underwater for 30 minutes…up to about one meter (or a little over three feet) deep.

It’s the perfect solution for dropping your phone in the sink, bathtub, or…(eww) toilet.

Your phone will survive those accidents…but a trip to the beach or pool might be pushing your luck.

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