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LifeProof Protects the Iphone From Saltwater

Date: Mar 08, 2013

Protect your iPhone from Davy Jones' Locker.

If you paid attention in Science 101, you know that over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Factor in all those inland lakes with a high mineral content, like Utah's Great Salt Lake and California’s Salton Sea, and you get the idea: there's a lot of saltwater floating around.

At some point in your iPhone or iPad’s life, there's a good chance it's going to get up close and personal with some saltwater. The question is: will it be protected from saline assault? If you're using a LifeProof case, the answer is a salty yes! That’s because all the LifeProof iPad and iPhone cases are designed to protect your device from saltwater.

Let's take a quick look at the facts and specs that define a waterproof iPhone case. All of LifeProof's iPad and iPhone cases are designed and manufactured to IP-68 standards. That's the most rigorous ‘Ingress Protection’ rating in the industry. The ‘8’ tells you that it offers the highest level of protection, and in this case (pun intended) it means your iPhone or iPad can handle submersion down to 6.6 feet for 60 minutes.

Not only is this high level of protection engineered into our cases, we water test each iPhone and iPad case we ship. Then we even grab a few more random samples for a second water immersion test. So, when you head out to do some snorkeling at Maui's Molokini Crater or accidentally spit your gargle water on your iPhone – no worries – it’s protected.

If you're kayaking with the sea otters in California or the manatees in Florida, you'll probably want a LifeProof LifeJacket as well. With LifeJacket protection, your device floats high atop the water and stays clearly visible should it accidentally slip into the drink. This way you can shoot photos and video without being in a constant state of worry or a sudden state of panic.

A final dash of knowledge:

• The Earth is mostly covered in saltwater
• iPhones and iPads often get dumped into saltwater
• LifeProof IP-68 protection guards against saltwater damage
• A LifeJacket keeps your phone afloat and easy to find