Waterproof Interior for Next-Generation iPhone?

We currently rely on some hardy, heavy duty cases to save our beloved iOS devices in those rare situations where we may accidentally drop them in water. But what if your iOS devices came straight from Apple as fool-proof in that you could safely drop them in water without a worry? That could be the case for future iPhone iterations.

HzO, an outfit of popular company Zagg, boasted their their “WaterBlock” technology to Samsung’s Chairman, which comes via Pocket-Lint. The new technology that was presented last week during CES 2012 has got Samsung quite ecstatic, officially from aforementioned article:

“We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn’t believe his eyes,” a representative of the company told us. “Samsung is really excited by the tech.”

The company has told us that they are also talking to Apple as well, hoping to be able to let Apple make the iPhone 5 waterproof.

“We expect HZO to be in next season’s phones,” HZO told Pocket-lint rather confidently.

The significance for us is the second paragraph above. HzO is reportedly discussing with Apple in hopes of convincing the Cupertino-based company to add the “WaterBlock” technology in the next-generation, iPhone. The technology consists of a water proof coat being applied to the inner parts of an iOS device: iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and even the Nano, though it’s not really included in the iOS family. This process will occur during the manufacturing stages so will not be visible to an owner of Apple’s devices.

If you don’t believe it, HzO have filmed a video showing the effectiveness of the technology. They’ve apparently coated the iPod Touch’s innards as well the speaker, unless the latter is already meant for water use. Check it out:

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HzO did disclose the above information regarding Samsung’s excitement, which will not be the case if they do reach any sort of agreement with Apple. However, the potential of the product will certainly have numerous of other product manufacturers’ ears perked.

With the Rumor Mill actively churning our various rumors and speculation on behalf of analysts and the likes, we don’t really know what to make of the whole thing. What we do know is that this could be both an interesting and handy addition if it does make it into the successor to the current iPhone. It could easily get rid of any sort of water-related accident with your device and will make the need for a waterproof case irrelevant. As always, we’ll keep you posted on future developments.

[Via Pocket-Lint]