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Apple’s iPhone X may truly be the world’s most waterproof phone after surviving two weeks at the bottom of a riverbed.
This particular handset was lost by its owner two weeks prior before being unearthed by YouTuber Dallas — who shared the remarkable discovery on his popular YouTube channel “Man +River,” including the owner’s priceless reaction.
Beyond the ordeal of losing a $1,000 phone, the owner, Alyssa, was also missing the baby pics of her child captured using the flagship’s high-tech camera.
After stumbling upon the iPhone X, we see Dallas calling her the morning after on the device, which was still in working order despite a bunch of cracks on its flashy OLED screen.
“We have your phone … and it works perfectly,” the YouTuber tells Alyssa, who replies, “That’s the craziest thing ever.”
“I was devastated,” said the phone’s owner in the clip, adding, “You completely turned my world upside down.”
Apple claims that its IP67-rated phone (which means it’s water- and dust-resistant) can last up to 30 minutes submerged in water.
That’s far shorter than the two weeks this iPhone X spent at the bottom of the river.
In between, Dallas wisely opened up the phone and dried out its soaked insides using a hairdryer, after which he dumped it in a tub of silicone gel beads for three days.
And sure enough, at the end of the DIY repair process, the iPhone X switched on.
But this being YouTube, we should note that this entire scenario could be an elaborate stunt staged to look like a miraculous recovery — so don’t go dunking your phone in water for weeks thinking it won’t die.
Dallas said this is the “first iPhone X” he’s found in his diving excursions, but the YouTuber has scooped up plenty of other Apple phones in the past, including an iPhone 7 Plus and two working iPhones in one go — not to mention GoPro cameras and Bluetooth speakers.
If there’s a moral to this heartwarming tale, it’s that people need to stop dropping their expensive gadgets in rivers.
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