Another iPhone 11 survives a week underwater

It’s been a while since the iPhone became waterproof, and stories about the phone surviving long periods under water aren’t new – but they’re always interesting. This time, a student accidentally dropped his iPhone into a lake in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. A week later, the device was recovered and surprisingly, it is still working.

iPhone recovered after being submerged in water for a week

As reported by G1 (via MacMagazine), Breno Rafael was kayaking in Lake Paranoá when he saw a woman drowning in the water. The student did not hesitate and immediately jumped into the water to save the woman. After bringing her to the lake shore, he realized he had lost his iPhone.

He had no hope of finding his phone, but then something happened. A week later, on February 17, diving instructor Edinho Rocha found an iPhone seven meters underwater in the same lake during a night dive with his students.

“I put it (the iPhone) in my vest pocket. When I got to the surface, I thought (the) phone was no longer working. And then I saw that the screen was working,” Rocha said. The instructor then used the iPhone’s Emergency menu to see who the device belonged to and searched for him on social networks.

The student saw the post about the iPhone being found online and went to Rocha to get his phone back. “Let’s see if he can actually unlock the phone,” said the instructor. Fortunately, the iPhone he found was indeed the iPhone that Breno Rafael had dropped in the lake a week before.

He unlocked the phone with his password and the device was indeed working as if nothing had happened.

Waterproof iPhones

iPhone water resistance claims can be misleading

The first waterproof iPhone was the iPhone 7, which is IP67 certified to withstand a maximum depth of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

In this case, Breno Rafael’s iPhone is an iPhone 11, which is IP68 certified. This means that the device can theoretically withstand a depth of up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes. Even so, the phone survived much longer.

The iPhone 14 Pro still has the same IP68 certification, but Apple claims the device can withstand up to six meters of water without any problems.

Of course, it’s worth noting that Apple’s 1-year limited warranty does not cover any damage caused by water or other liquids. The company only provides repairs for liquid-damaged iPhones under AppleCare+ coverage.

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