Submerged iPhone fully functional after 12 months
The Four Lakes Scuba Club, known for its environmental cleanup operations in Lake Mendota, regularly encounters different mobile phones during its underwater operations. As a rule, these devices do not function after they are removed from the water. However, the recently found iPhone proved to be a tough nut to crack.
Ellen Evans, president of the Four Lakes Scuba Club, explained that when they tried to charge an iPhone removed from the bottom, they were pleasantly surprised to see its screen lit up, indicating signs of life.
After a stunning recovery, local authorities took it upon themselves to find the rightful owner of the iPhone. Thanks to the internal data stored on the device, they successfully identified Ellie Eisenberg as the owner.
Recalling the incident, Isenberg, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shared that in the summer of 2022, she accidentally let her iPhone into the water while boating with friends. That is, the smartphone lay under water for almost a year.
Looking at the stainless steel finish, the device looks like an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro, but details regarding the specific iPhone model remain undisclosed. Its ability to withstand such a long immersion certainly demonstrates the robustness of modern smartphone development.
Once upon a time, we were surprised at the Nokia 3310’s resistance to external factors, and even though modern smartphones are much easier to smash than old phones, submersion under water used to kill phones almost always, and modern ones can withstand such abuse quite enduringly.
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Author: Oleksandr Kovalenko Publication date: 05/28/2023
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