Even though they are technically IP67 certified, Apple does not market its iPhone handsets as water resistant. The tech giant probably figures the extra business generated from overtly promising protection would be offset by people claiming against the warranty when things went awry.
Apple has worked to ensure your phone can survive in depths of 1m for up to 30 minutes, but if you get your iPhone wet and it stops working, that’s on you. That’s why it’s always wise to pick up a waterproof case if you’re planning any aquatic adventures.
A UK diver offered further proof of this after discovering an iPhone lighting up the seabed while on a scuba trip off the Dorset coast. Cerys Hearsey spotted the handset 30-feet underwater as a text message came in.
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It turns out the phone had been dropped by a Canadian tourist while canoeing two days previously. Amazingly, the phone still had 84% of its charge left. It’s strange how long these batteries can last when you’re not endlessly refreshing social media feeds, huh?
It’s not known which case manufacturer is responsible for keeping the iPhone safe during its prolonged encounter with the wet stuff, but it would be a hell of a marketing coup if the maker found out.
“I could see the phone sitting on the bottom of the seabed because it received a message and lit up.” Cerys told The Mirror. “I picked it up and returned to land where I cut it out of its case as it was starting to get a bit of water inside. I then looked up the numbers and got in touch with the owner’s family.”
The owner will be reunited with his iPhone via a cousin living in the UK.
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