Sony hasn’t been doing well the last couple of days, and it’s all thanks to a recent change in their policies. If you’re familiar with the Xperia brand, you know Sony has several water resistant devices, including the Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5, along with they Compact variants. Most of these devices were promoted with water resistant capabilities, including using the device underwater.

A recent change in Sony’s policy now say that they don’t recommend using their devices underwater, and that goes for the Z5 as well:

Taking photos and movies in wet surroundings. Remember not to use the device underwater. If you accidentally get the device wet with non-fresh water, wash the device with tap water.

Despite all their promo showing people taking photos underwater. They are suddenly claiming that “The IP rating of your device was achieved in laboratory conditions in standby mode, so you should not use the device underwater, such as taking pictures.”

So why the sudden change? We don’t know, but Sony needs to get these things straight. You can’t sell a device and then more than a year after its launch say that you don’t recommend users doing the exact same thing you were doing to promote the device.

What do you think of this policy change?