iPhone 4 Damage
Thursday night, while cleaning during a studying break, I decided it would be a good idea to clean my Otterbox case while I cleaned the bathroom. Even better, why not keep my unprotected iPhone 4 right next to the sink filled with water so I can listen to music while I clean?* Of course, my cat knocked it in the water & it was submerged for about 3 seconds. I completely panicked, immediately dried it the best I could with a towel & stupidly tried to make it work again. The flash for the camera stayed on even when I restarted it, the speakers wouldn't work, then the screen stopped working, & the camera lens was wet & foggy. I put it in a tupperware container full of rice & left it until today. Now it works perfectly!!! My friends swears that once there's water damage & the red spot appears in the dock connector area, you're screwed & there will be constant problems...even if it's currently working fine. That worries me because I use my phone for *everything*, including school. My life is on that phone & it's been hell not having it. Did I get incredibly lucky or am I screwed?
EDIT: When I say the screen stopped working, I mean the screen would turn on with no distortion, but I couldn't get it to unlock. I think the touch part wasn't working.
*In my defense, I normally take very good care of my phones. I've had a cell since I was 14 (I'm 26 now) & this is the first insurance claim I've ever had to make. Ironically enough, it appears studying the anatomy & biological functions of the brain makes my brain stupid.