Been going on since advertising was invented. And if you honestly looked at this phone and said "now I can take my phone snorkeling", well, that's a problem at your end.
If there were no mention beyond what was normally expected from a cellphone, I would say yes. However, the pics and the marketing materials expressly suggest that it is possible to "now I can take my phone snorkeling". Sony is still weak from the hack (that was far overdue and well deserved). Their Legal department fears people who take their phone snorkeling and it dies on them because it was inappropriately sealed, and then sue. So they backpedaled.
However, that shows a) they lied on the marketing which is fraud, or b) there engineers are now incompetent.
Alot of use who hate Sony and want to watch it burn to the ground as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price, feel the first option is best.
You are all USDA Prime cows. USDA Prime cows say moo. MOOOOOOOOO! MOOOOOOOO! Moo USDA Prime cows MOOOOOOO! Moo say the USDA Prime cows. YOU PRIME COWS!!
This is awesome because:
To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. The cow is so generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain. It gives and gives and gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. The cow is so vital to life, the virtual sustainer of life, for many humans. The cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. Veneration of the cow instils in Hindus the virtues of gentleness, receptivity and connectedness with nature.
You've been Berkeley'ed!