It is not the first time, nor will it probably be the last, that we talked about the resistance offered by some smartphones on the market when they dive underwater, And I am not referring to a bucket of water to do a few simple tests to verify the certification that manufacturers offer in their terminals.
Today is the turn of an iPhone, specifically the iPhone X of a sailor who, while doing cleaning tasks on a ship, this it fell to a depth of 15 meters. Although he initially tried to get it back, he had to wait for the tide to drop before he could get hold of it again.
When the tide finally dropped, 6 days had passed, the iPhone was still running with a 3% battery and it was full of mud. The owner of the device removed all the sand that covered the terminal, including the loading port and waited for it to dry. Fortunately for Ben Schofield, owner of the phone, the sand was not introduced through the charging port inside the terminal, which would have caused irreparable damage to the terminal.
The certification that Apple includes, IP67, is the same that we can find in most high-end terminals currently available on the market, a certification that guarantees that the phone will continue to function. if we submerge it to a depth of 1 meter for 30 seconds.
The luck that Ben has had with his iPhone X, is a case among a million, but it is good to know that, sometimes, the certification of protection against water and dust that some manufacturers offer us, depending on the conditions that exist, they can allow it to stay protected. Most likely, the terminal fell into an area of land, land that quickly covered the entire terminal, including the loading port and preventing water from getting inside.