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iPhone 11 survives six months in a lake without serious damages

A diver in British Columbia who goes by the name Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather discovered an iPhone 11 during one of their diving escapades.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | March 9, 2021 | Updated 14:41 IST

Highlights

  • iPhone 11 is one of the most-bought Apple devices.
  • Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather discovered an iPhone 11 during one of their diving escapades.
  • They revealed that they found an iPhone 11 at the bottom of Harrison Lake.

iPhone 11 is one of the most-bought Apple devices. Buyers preferred it for its low price tag, impressive cameras and appealing pastel color options. But iPhone 11 has some hidden capabilities which no spec sheet or reports have ever talked about. It can remain submerged in a lake for as long as six months and emerge unhurt.

A diver in British Columbia who goes by the name Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather discovered an iPhone 11 during one of their diving escapades. The couple had released a video on YouTube about the same. They revealed that they found an iPhone 11 at the bottom of Harrison Lake. Interestingly, the couple discovered two phones at the lake. While Heather found the iPhone, Clayton discovered a flip phone. The flip phone was severely damaged while the iPhone was in a much better condition than the flip phone.

"I took it home, cleaned the dirt off of it, and it just turned right on, so it was pretty amazing," Clayton was quoted as saying by CBC. He revealed that the phone had some speaker issues and the microphone seemed a bit damaged but apart from that there were no visible damages to the phone. He ejected the sim and inserted it into another to contact the owner of the iPhone 11. The phone belonged to Vancouver resident Fatemeh Ghodsi, who had dropped the phone accidentally while boating. "I was in a situation where I kind of lost balance and dropped it in the water," said Ghodsi.

Ghodsi, who thought it was impossible to find his phone back, was shocked when he was contacted from his old mobile number. He mistook it for a prank but was later convinced to visit Chilliwack to get his phone back.

"I was in complete shock, initially to start with. It was kind of like a zombie phone coming back to me because I'd totally make peace with it being gone," Ghodsi said.

This is not the first time an iPhone has survived underwater for months. There were several reports of phones reuniting with their owners after months of remaining underwater. In most cases, there have no serious damages. It is amazing how Apple iPhones continue to work despite being dropped in water. While we do not encourage the readers to drop their iPhones to test the durability, this could be one of the reasons for everyone to buy an iPhone.

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