Nope. Stop giving incorrect assumptions. IP68 and IP69K only cover sprays in all directions, tested in a lab with clean water. It does not cover pool chemicals or salt water. Regardless it is just protection and that protection can fail over time. That protection is water resistant for 30 minutes at 0.5 and 1.5 m depth respectively by the words of the standard. Results may vary.
Swimming with any IP phone is not recommended unless you plan to replace your phone in the near future. A phone baggy thing costs only a few dollars and is well worth it.
So it's a dick-measuring contest now apparently?
I make no assumption. I talk with knowledge and experiences. I'm a senior technician in electrical engineering and industrial computing, and a QA agent. I actually read IEC 60529
. I have 4 rugged phones and I seriously abused 2 of them in real use.
You are just copy/pasting BS you found on the internet...
I will keep this as short and simple as possible. About the water tests:
IPX7 and IPX8 tests ARE done in immersion tanks.
IPX7 test is 30 min at 1 m (roughly, see section 14.2.7 of IEC 60529)
IPX8 tests are a bit tricky as it is an agreement between the manufacturer and the user (here 30 min @ 1.5 m) BUT it is only for the test. The IEC states that IPX8 enclosures must be designed to be continuously immersed in actual use.
IPX9 test is done with high pressure hot water. K means it is tested with steam too.
IPX8 implies IPX7 and lower certifications but IPX9 does NOT. That is the reason they always specify IPX8 and IPX9 separately.
As a side note, MIL-STD-810
without clarification is a joke as the manufacturer can chose whatever test they want. It includes tests from chemical resistance to gunfire