iPad Has Two Liquid Submersion Indicators
Apple is currently in some hot water about their liquid submersion indicators in their iPhones. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s understandable. Unless you’ve ever run into a problem with it, then there’s no real reason why you should. But, the trouble is, if you’ve ever tried to get a phone, or other device in some cases, replaced under warranty, but found that there’s a little pink dot under (or near) the battery, then you know why the LSIs are a troublesome bunch. That didn’t stop Apple from putting two different indicators in the iPad, though.
As you can see from the images, the first is inside the 3.5mm audio jack port at the top of the device. You can’t see it just by looking into the whole, as Apple managed to bury it down deep within, but if you get a light shining in there, you’ll be able to pick it out. The other is a bit more risky for Apple, or perhaps the customers who buy an iPad, because it’s right down there with the 30-pin dock connector. Right on the opposite side of the pins themselves.
So, why’s that bottom part an issue? Because if you’ve used a cotton swab, or something of the sort, with a small bit of moisture on it to pick up dust and other particles, then there’s a chance you’ve turned that LSI pink. And, if you’ve turned it pink, then you’re going to have a very hard time replacing your iPad in a warranty situation. There’s no telling why Apple felt the need to put two LSIs in their tablet, but we’re hoping this doesn’t become an issue down the line.
[via Hard Mac]