Apple says that its most up-to-date iPhones are constructed to deal with as much as half-hour in as much as six meters of water.
So think about Owain Davies’ shock when he found that his personal iPhone nonetheless labored after mendacity submerged in a river for 10 months.
Maybe much more outstanding is that the cellphone was recovered and handed again to Davies, who had lengthy given up hope of ever seeing it once more after dropping it on a canoeing journey in Gloucestershire, England, final summer time.
Miguel Pacheco discovered Davies’ iPhone whereas out boating along with his household. Sharing the outstanding story with the BBC, Pacheco stated the cellphone regarded in unhealthy form and so he was satisfied it will by no means energy up. Nonetheless, pondering that it may need content material on it that was vital to the proprietor, he took the handset dwelling, dried it out, and put it on cost.
To his astonishment, the cellphone powered up.
The iPhone’s screensaver confirmed the date of August 13, the day the gadget fell within the water. It additionally confirmed a photograph of a younger couple. Pacheco posted the picture on social media, and following 1000’s of shares, the proprietor’s id was ultimately confirmed.
With the cellphone now again in his possession, Davies defined that he misplaced the gadget when he toppled into the water after making an attempt to face up in his canoe.
“The cellphone was in my again pocket and as quickly as I used to be within the water I noticed the cellphone was gone,” he advised the BBC.
In a equally outstanding story from six years in the past, a person’s iPhone 4 one way or the other survived 18 months — sure, 18 months — submerged in an icy lake, although the robust case that it was in could nicely have helped.
Extra just lately, a person took drastic motion and dived into freezing water to rescue his iPhone, which he’d dropped a couple of hours earlier. A passer-by captured a video of the dramatic second the proprietor jumped into the water to retrieve his handset. And sure, it nonetheless labored.