iMore’s Peter Cohen making a case for a waterproof iPhone.
If Sony and Samsung’s offerings are anything to go with, Apple could produce an iPhone that’s water resistant to about three feet for 30 minutes and still keep it outside of a discrete case. (Sealing open ports like the Lightning connector and the headphone jack would be important. The goal here wouldn’t be to make an iPhone that you could take with you into the water, per se, but instead an iPhone that could tolerate occasional spills or quick dunks without completely frying. Something that you could keep in your pocket in a heavy downpour and not have to worry about shorting out. (That’s the difference between water resistant and waterproof.)