HzO Says Apple Is Interested In Making All iPhones Waterproof Using Their Magic Coating

There’s no shortage of waterproof coating coming to market that Apple could potentially slather future iPhones in, making water damage all but a thing of the past.

After CES, though, if you wanted to take bets about which company would end up landing the deal, money would rest on HzO, who not only claim that their WaterBlock superhydrophobic coating is better than the competition’s… but Apple’s interested.

HzO told Pocket Lint:

We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn’t believe his eyes,” a representative of the company told us. “Samsung is really excited by the tech.”

The company has told us that they are also talking to Apple as well, hoping to be able to let Apple make the iPhone 5 waterproof.

“We expect HZO to be in next season’s phones,” HZO told Pocket-lint rather confidently.

Is this guy for real? Well, Apple did have over 250 employees at CES, prowling for new techs to slurp up. It’s possible one of them stopped by the HZO booth, but whether they’re actually looking for a deal or just nodded politely and did their best to seem interested… well, that’s the question, isn’t it?

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  • Clark Wallace

    Poor Luther.

  • Demonstr8r

    One can rest assured that no high level talks have occurred between Apple and HzO; otherwise, HzO employees would have known better than to make mention of such talks.

  • Jonathan Ober

    CES = Apple scouting for deals…man I wish I had billions to scope out new prospective businesses to buy up :)

  • ddevito

    Waterproofing is nice, but I would think making the darn iPhone more durable (and less susceptible to shattering when dropped) is a higher priority. 

  • Joshua Hernandez

    cheezy ass pitch man

  • Aufdenschlips

    troll someplace else

    my iPhone 4 fell several times down to the tarmac, floor, got bumped around in my car and only shows some minor scratches and i got it a year and a half ago

    it usually falls out of my bed a couple of times a week, as does my ipad2

    water proofing would be great, imagine taking a call, taking highdef videos/photos under water.

    ah, the possibilities

    also it gets rid of one main problem all electronic devices share:

    humid surroundings tend to not agree with circuits

  • Clark Wallace

    I can’t wait to lick chocolate syrup off of my iPhone 5 if Apple purchases this tech!

  • ??nD ??os??A

    Exactly.  The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.

  • kyle_gibson

    A phone designed with 2 slabs of brittle glass on the OUTSIDE of a metal casing= Pure stroke of genius.  

    And i say this as a former iphone 4 owner.

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