APPLE’S next smartphone could have a screen that works underwater – a first for the iPhone. A new report claims that the iPhone 11 will go a step beyond being just waterproof, and will tout a display that can register your finger taps even when immersed in liquid.
Apple has been churning out waterproof smartphones since the iPhone 7 in 2016. It means that dunking your iPhone 7 or later into some clean water shouldn’t damage it – but there’s a big problem. When your iPhone is underwater, the screen’s sensors don’t work correctly, making it difficult to track where you’re tapping. But Max Weinbach, who works for app development platform XDA, claims this is about to change with the rumored iPhone 11. In a tweet, Max wrote: “The next iPhones are probably going to have displays that work underwater. “It’s in the prototype stage right now but seems likely. “They have a patent for it and are finally doing it.”