@ismh has talked on Connected about the new iPad mini being the ideal bath iPad. I’m too chicken to use anything in the tub that’s not immersion-rated, which basically means my iPhone and Kindle Oasis.
Anyone brave enough to to use your iPad (or other non-waterproof Apple gear) in the tub?
I do this all the time. It’s risky, I admit. But I’ve gotten so much little admin work done that way. Lots of reading, too. I’ve even wasted time on forums and games from time-to-time, too. For me, if I’m going to buy premium equipment I want to squeeze every drop of life out of my devices. So, I use them everywhere. I recognize that using an iPad in the bath may not be totally prudent. This post is not a recommendation to use it there. More of a confession.
Suffice it to say I have the iPad (closed) playing podcast episodes while on a broad shelf at the end of my bath. There is a small risk of splashing - but I don’t have rubber ducks or fishing boats to play with anymore…
I personally am not brave enough to use any expensive device near water. The only device that breaks my first statement is the Apple watch, and I still second guess myself with the Apple Watch at times (series 4) when I go swimming. But in the grand scheme, I guess if you have Apple Care, doesn’t that take care of any issues that may occur?
Reading a book in the tub is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
New AirPods 3 and a watch or a recent iPhone should work fine around water, right? That also sounds pleasant. A HomePod Mini should also work fine next to the shower, even though it doesn’t have an official water rating.