Team of divers discover working iPhone X at the bottom of a lake

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An iPhone survived under water for two days before being discovered by divers in a murky lake in the U.K.

The phone was discovered by a team of professional divers. It belonged to a member of staff at a watersports park in Nottinghamshire. “The screen lit up and he had a missed call from his granddad,” the diver who discovered it said.

The iPhone X was recovered on Saturday, August 10, after being underwater since late last week.

Waterproofing of Apple devices

This isn’t the first story we’ve published lately about the impressive waterproofing of Apple’s devices. Last week, two Apple Watches were discovered 25 feet underwater in a lake in Connecticut. They had supposedly been there for two weeks. Both were in full working condition.

Earlier this year, a body surfer was similarly reunited with his Apple Watch — six months after losing it in the ocean.

Still, that’s not taking anything away from the iPhone X. Anyone who remembers the days of panicking because their iPhone fell in the sink will likely be glad to hear this latest survival tale.

The iPhone X is designed to be waterproof to a depth of around 3 feet. It was rated IP67, meaning that it is dust and water-resistant down to this depth.

Source: Nottingham Post