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this goes for all devices, water “resistancy” is voided any time you crack any part of the device. this can include screens or camera lenses or anything else. scratches are generally ok, as long as they aren’t deep. another thing is the device doesn’t even need to be “damaged” with a crack to have a voided water resistancy. something as simple as a slight frame bend can completely void water resistancy, as can dings and dents in the frame around where it connects to a screen or back piece.
 
water resistancy is great but I would advise against relying on it. after all, you’re going to spend more money and time convincing a judge you “only dropped it in the allowed amount of water” than you did on the device, because manufacturers don’t cover water damage under warranty as far as I’m aware.
 
and to answer the OP, yes, water resistancy is gone. I’m unsure if apple guarantees water resistancy when they repair devices. I’m sure they replace the adhesive that holds the screen on with a water tight adhesive seal, however any imperfections in the frame could cause that seal to not be as strong, and thus lose water resistancy. so unsure if they test these devices to ensure water resistancy.
and to answer the OP, yes, water resistancy is gone. I’m unsure if apple guarantees water resistancy when they repair devices. I’m sure they replace the adhesive that holds the screen on with a water tight adhesive seal, however any imperfections in the frame could cause that seal to not be as strong, and thus lose water resistancy. so unsure if they test these devices to ensure water resistancy.

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Original post by: Tyler Grow ,

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this goes for all devices, water “resistancy” is voided any time you crack any part of the device.  this can include screens or camera lenses or anything else.  scratches are generally ok, as long as they aren’t deep.  another thing is the device doesn’t even need to be “damaged” with a crack to have a voided water resistancy.  something as simple as a slight frame bend can completely void water resistancy, as can dings and dents in the frame around where it connects to a screen or back piece.

water resistancy is great but I would advise against relying on it.  after all, you’re going to spend more money and time convincing a judge you “only dropped it in the allowed amount of water” than you did on the device, because manufacturers don’t cover water damage under warranty as far as I’m aware.

and to answer the OP, yes, water resistancy is gone.  I’m unsure if apple guarantees water resistancy when they repair devices.

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