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Shocking and Awesome! iPhone 8 Plus works after 12 months in sea water

UK woman finds iPhone 8 Plus after losing it more than a year ago at sea. And after so much time in salty sea water, it still works!

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Nov 23 2022, 13:49 IST
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1/5 Are you waiting eagerly to get some exciting insights into the Apple iPhone 15 specs? Though there is still a year's time for the new iPhones' launch (expected in September, 2023), the leaks and rumors about it are creating a buzz amongst the fans. And as per the latest update, it is being said that the volume button and the power button of the two high end iPhone 15 models, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, may adopt a solid state button design similar to the home button design of iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2 and iPhone SE 3. (REUTERS)
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2/5 The information has been provided by Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities over his Twitter handle. "My latest survey indicates that the volume button and power button of two high-end iPhone 15/2H23 new iPhone models may adopt a solid-state button design (similar to the home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 & 3) to replace the physical/mechanical button design," he tweeted. (HT Tech)
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5/5 Analyst Kuo had earlier said that Apple is expected to create massive differentiation between iPhone 15 Pros and iPhone 15 standard models. "I believe Apple will create more differentiation between iPhone 15 Pros and iPhone 15 standard models to increase Pro shipment allocation and the new iPhone ASP (average selling price)," his tweet read. Kuo said that Apple may create differentiation between the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the iPhone 15 Pro models in order to generate more sales and profits in a mature market. (HT Tech)
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This iPhone 8 Plus was lost in sea water, but shockingly, it still works. (AP)

Although iPhones are water resistant up to a certain depth, this UK woman's iPhone 8 Plus got more than it bargained for. In an astonishing development, an iPhone 8 Plus was just returned to its owner after being lost at sea more than a year ago. According to the Sun UK, the iPhone 8 Plus in question belongs to Clare Atfield, a resident of Hampshire, UK. And shockingly, after 12 months in sea water, it still works!

An avid paddleboarder, she lost her iPhone 8 Plus nearly a year ago when it dropped in the sea. Atfield told the Sun UK, “I started paddleboarding in April 2021 and always kept my phone around my neck.”

"I had been paddleboarding quite far out to sea but I fell off my board. I got back on and kept going — but then realised I had lost my phone. It was quite far out to sea but it was inside one of those phone protection cases so it must have sunk and just stayed there,” she added further.

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She told the Sun, “I never expected to see it again. I can't believe it still works. The back is completely smashed, so you would have thought water would have got in.”

Although the iPhone was in a waterproof bag, it still managed to survive the rough seas and washed ashore when it was found by a passerby named Bradley Cotton on a nearby beach. Cotton immediately got in touch with Atfield who was shocked to hear that her old iPhone was found. The iPhone 8 Plus was found in a working condition, albeit with a few bruises here and there, perhaps because of the salty water and the treacherous journey it went on through the year.

This shocking tale is perhaps, yet another testament to Apple iPhones' quality and shows why the Cupertino-based tech giant charges such a high premium. Apple's iPhones are considered the best in the business and this recent development only bolsters the claim further.

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First Published Date: 23 Nov, 13:45 IST
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