Apple iPhone survives three months under snow in -52.6F Russian winter
posted by Victor H. / May 17, 2011, 9:27 AM
Fast forward three months to May 2011, the snow has finally melted and a knock on the surprised owner’s door brought news about the lost and found iPhone. The owner mentions that his neighbor found the phone after a sunlight reflection flashed in the Apple logo. But his astonishment was even bigger as after charging it up, the handset booted with all data intact and capable of taking a call. Unfortunately, some burned pixels on the screens and dents in the body were the inevitable signs of some three months under snow, not to mention the fact that the home and power button were non-functional. But nevertheless, the owner summarizes, the handset has survived three months of snow, the spring flood and numerous street clean-ups. The pictures will tell you the rest of the story.
source: Yaplakal.com (translated)
Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 21, 2011
How did they turn on the phone if the power button didn't work anymore?
posted on May 17, 2011, 11:09 AM 3
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i was about to ask the same question. lol. if the internal motherboard n main chips dont get soaked the phone has a high likelyhood of surviving. that says nothing of the "build quality" as ive seen the cheapest and most expencive phones survive all sorts of crap.. its just luck that it didnt get the internals wet. The cold weather wouldnt have hurt the device much at all.. but obviously someone hit it since it got dented.
posted on May 17, 2011, 12:00 PM 1
Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 07, 2010
I had the same thing happen to a old nokia..It was in the snow for 6 weeks...The snow finally mrlted in my front yard and I found it...In my case after putting it in a bowl of rice the phone worked perfectly. The only issue was the charging port was rusted...
posted on May 17, 2011, 3:00 PM 3
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