Just this week Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5. It’s water-resistant. Sony also announced the Xperia Z2, the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1. So where’s my waterproof iPhone? The technology and demand are here. Water-resistant or waterproof, Samsung and Sony’s latest flagships are waterproof enough that a drop in the toilet will not destroy the device. That’s what the iPhone needs. It needs to be toilet-proof.
The iPhone has long been a delicate device. An entire industry exists to protect it. However, each new iPhone is a bit more durable than the last. Advances in material have resulted in tougher screens and more shock-proof innards. Yet one errant drop of water will still destroy it. But not the new Galaxy S5 or Z2.
Other phone makers have taken a different route. Instead of employing unorthodox materials, Samsung, Motorola and Sony employ good ol’ plastic. And for good…
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