With the introduction of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple finally released phones with water resistance. The IP67 dust and water resistivity continue with the introduction of the new flagship iPhone X. Technically, the rating means that the handset is capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. A diver discovered how much can the iPhone handle on discovering it after a week since it got lost.
YouTuber Dallas who runs the Man + River channel does “river treasure dives” and enjoys returning lost items to their owners. In a video posted over the weekend, he details what he calls “one of my favorite river treasure dives so far.”
One day while diving he found a few random items including sunglasses, a 10K ring, and an iPhone X. He was able to get it to power back on and working and get it back to the owner, Alyssa. The owner was extremely delighted to get her iPhone X back. The new mom took many pictures of her newborn on the device but she didn’t back it up.
She narrated how the phone was lost a couple of weeks earlier in the river. The amazing fact is that she claims that it didn’t have any waterproof casing on.
After discovering the iPhone, Dallas opened up the iPhone X, using a hair dryer, and placing the waterlogged iPhone X in a container full of silica gel. After three days of drying out, he plugged in the smartphone and let it charge normally.
The complete video related to the incident can be found here.