The new water-resistant iPhone 7 and have made waves this month, and now we can finally see how they survive actual waves.
Pro surfer Kai Lenny took both the new iPhones, as well as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, to see how they fared after some quality time with the salty, unforgiving waters of the Pacific Ocean. Lenny and gadget warranty firm SquareTrade attached the phones to the front of Lenny's board along with a GoPro to capture the adventure, which you can watch for yourself above.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which don't have the same water-resistant design as the latest generation, don't fare very well. Neither lasted much longer than 5 minutes in the water.
The iPhone 7 proved to be the overall survivor, its second such crown this week after also earning the lowest breakability score compared to the 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a drop and dunk test from SquareTrade. The 7 suffered nothing more than a little bit of audio muffling on the water. Both it and the 7 Plus survived a full half-hour of water sports, but the 7 Plus's audio suffered greater impact than the smaller iPhone 7.
By the way, surfing is one of a number of activities that Apple specifically discourages attempting with an iPhone, so you might not want to try this at home.
If you do decide you can't resist some swimming selfies, check out our tips on what to do when your iPhone 7 gets wet to preserve your investment.