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Old 10-08-2013
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Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

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I would submit that any Apple device used on a boat, MUST be placed in a waterproof case. While this is a good idea for electronics on deck in general, it becomes mandatory for Apple products since Apple cleverly seals the battery inside and makes it relatively impossible for the user to remove the battery. Ensuring that if the phone gets wet, the user can do nothing to stop it from galvanic reactions destroying the phone internally.
First rule of a wet electronic gizmo: Pull all the batteries, immediately, to prevent them from chewing themselves up. By the time you get to a Geek Bar...it will be too late.
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