An iPhone X gets salvaged after two weeks in a river, still gets called the "eks" (video)

It was a usual day for the "Man + River" channel of YouTuber Dallas, spent salvaging stuff under water, and trying to locate their owners to return them. Over the weekend, however, his wet hunt resulted in "one of my favorite river treasure dives so far." The video begins with him taking out sunglasses, a ring and then goes on to... an iPhone X

The guy was as excited about the finding as was the phone's owner Alyssa, who had plopped her phone in the river two weeks ago, and was mourning all the baby pictures of her offspring that she had on it. 

Needless to say, the X got opened and dried out completely before Dallas powered it up, as every repair shop recommends in these cases, but power up it did, for the glory of the IP67 water-resistance certification rating that "only" guarantees up to 30 minutes in water. 

That's not the first time a water-tight handset has spent much more time submerged than its warranty guarantees, but it's the first such known lucky incident with Apple's latest and greatest. Fun fact: people still keep giving the iPhone X the "eks" name treatment, seven months after launch.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

what an awesome story, i'd pay a million bucks if i lost all my kids baby pictures and someone retrieves them screw brand fanboysm - this is incredible!

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A normal person would sync photos to some cloud service so losing the phone doesn't matter that much.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

She can't. Her 5GB of iCloud storage is full...

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Then get a paid version or use Google Photos or any other cloud service you want

18. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I mean granted it is an X, which retail at a high price to some. "normal person". Trust me not enough people in the world utilize cloud lol

16. JohnSnow

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

pixel and android one phones have unlimited photos storage , with this speed of networks , its better choise .( cloud storage )

17. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Yeah, even on my iPhone I use Google Photos.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That's quite lucky for the owner having those pictures saved. Might wanna think about auto back up to a few clouds next time. Also, wonder what they were smoking when they decided to label it iPhone X? I mean so far their pretentious naming of "iPad" and "iPhone" as nouns or something hasn't taken off for a half decade so why change it with iPhone X. It's even more logical to call it iPhone "eks" since they skipped 9.

3. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

lost my s8 in the American River in Sacramento for 28hrs without a case and a treasure diver found it and retuened it. Story isn't as insane as the 2 weeks thay iPhone X endure in that case. But I gotta say, IP 68 rating should be a standard to buying a phone. *ahem* OnePlus

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Happened to my girl friends note 8 as well about the same time as yours, in the trinity river in texas. glad they have this as a standard in the premium segment now.... but backing everything up is a must, we connected through samsung and backed up her phone through the cloud in case it was never found.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What's the meaning of "eks" ??

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The pronunciation of the letter X

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh I Is it even a big deal ??

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

he is on a moral high ground for being told what to do by apple

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol not even a small deal. Although now I have this stupid DMX song in my head (X Gon' Give It to Ya)

10. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

it is the "ex" americans typically dont use roman numerals so its apples fault for assuming everybody would know x means 10. on top of that they skipped 9 so why would people think that it was the 10. it stays the ex just because apple messed up

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool story. Some stuff is priceless to people.

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I call my phone “eks” when I refer to it in conversation.

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