So, I slipped on a dock and my iPhone 5 fell out of my pocket and landed in about 5 feet of water... it was submerged for over 5 minutes before we found it and let me tell you, this thing is one tough phone (so far). When it first fell in, I couldn't see it in the water and I wasn't sure how deep it was at the dock. Once it hit the water, my first thought was that it found its grave and I'd have to shell out a bunch of cash for my carrier and then buy a new phone. I figured, once it was in the water there was no saving it, no matter if it spent 15 seconds, or an hour.... After a few minutes of cursing at myself for being clumsy and having my phone in a shallow hoodie pocket, a few buddies came over and they were ready to jump in the frigid water to see how salvageable it would be. Now this lake isn't very clean, and the bottom consists of 12-18 inches of lake mud. We had no clue where it would be or if it could be found, then my friend spotted it! It was on the lake bottom, AND IT WAS ON!!! Seriously, after over 5 minutes of being 5 feet under with nothing but a cheap little bumper case, my phone was face up and displaying the lock screen at the bottom of the lake. Needless to say, my half naked friend was eager to be of help so he jumped in and grabbed it for me. As soon as I had it in my hand I turned it off and when I got home, stuck it in a bag of rice. It's been in the rice for about 2 hours now and it is starting to boot itself...... I've turned it off the 4 times that it's done this in the last 30 minutes by using slide to Power Off, so at least right now I know the power button works and the touch screen is responsive. I recon some water damage makes it think the sleep button is being pressed which is turning it on? I'm not too sure what's going on and that's why I'm here. Is there anyone else that has had excessive water damage and then recovered their iPhone 5? What functionality may be missing, or will the water damage ultimately claim my phone after a few days in rice like it did this phone?? I'll update in a few days to share how it goes. Edit: One thing that is giving me hope is that maybe apple is prototyping water proof/water resistant devices with it's newest models. I remember reading about third party Lightning connectors and part of the specs is that Apple requires them to be water proof. And seeing that my phone was on and had a working display at the bottom of the lake for over 5 minutes, maybe the next devices will be water proof, and the iPhone 5 and lightning connector are stepping stones to that. Any thought on this? TL/DR iPhone 5 display was working on the bottom of a lake after being submerged for over 5 minutes, is Apple working on waterproof devices? Hopefully it will keep working after a couple of days in rice.