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Offline SgtRock

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Greetings EEVBees:

--See below article from The Register.

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/10/11/six_months_in_lake_and_iphone_still_works/

--Personally, I generally prefer my phone to have sound, before I say it works.


"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."

Western Union telegraph company memo, 1877.

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Clear Ether
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Offline poptones

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 06:32:58 am »
Apparently speaker failure in those things is common. I know someone who handles their support and she mentioned this jsut the other day.

By the same token, they are incredibly loud. Especially given such tiny speakers.
 

Offline firewalker

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 06:39:14 am »
Six months? Is this phone coated with an antifouling? It could be trapped in a thick mud pocket that protected it though. Or the lake was cold enough to prevent fouling, or a dead lake. But... He saw it an recovered it. TBH this story smells like a bad fish.

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« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 06:41:36 am by firewalker »
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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 08:18:33 am »
Reminds me of this...
 

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 08:56:15 am »
If you want to see something quite surprising:
 

Offline AntiProtonBoy

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 10:19:56 am »
These phones are fairly well sealed. I wouldn't be surprised if an air pocket was trapped inside the chassis that protected the electronics.
 

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 07:24:42 pm »
If you want to see something quite surprising:

Yepp, Toughbooks are great. A friend of mine used one for years when he went mapping in the Amazon. After work he just cleaned off the mud with a shower.
For workshops and tough environment really not a bad choice (and used, old ones, not that expensive anymore)
 

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Re: iPhone Under Water 6 Months - Still Works - Uh, Except For The Sound
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 09:05:54 pm »
leo laporte water treated iphone didn't last a second
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