Oh.My.God. What a New Years Eve iPhone shocker.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DaftUnion, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2005
    (Forgive the caps lock on some of this, but it needed to be done.)

    Alright, the moment I feared finally happened this New Years Eve. We were running a little late, and I had trouble parallell parking my car in the snow.:eek: Anyways, I asked my friend to park the car for me since he's had a lot more experience and as soon as he finished parking the car, I asked him if he saw my iPhone. We looked in the car and didn't find it, and I checked all my pockets and it wasn't in there as well. After getting panicky (if that's a word) I happened to look down in a pile of snow...and there it was...my iPhone sitting in SNOW!:eek:

    After quickly grabbing the thing off the ground and turning the thing off AS FAST as possible, I feared the worst due to the fact that there was water on a lot of the phone and by the dock connector. NOT a good sign. I've dropped the phone once, but snow and water...I was sure the iPhone was doomed. My friends said to leave the phone off for a half hour which I did, and I thorougly dried the thing off and let it sit for that amount of time. I've heard people say to let the thing sit for a day if it gets water in/on it, but I was too impatient and only let it sit for 30 minutes.

    Anyways, I turned it on and low and behold, it turned on and the screen and camera still worked fine. I then tested out a call and the speakerphone, and once again, it worked.

    So yes, even after some snow, the phone works perfect after a drop on concrete, and water. It's been two days after now, and it works just as good as before. Amazing.:)
  2. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    Yeah next time leave it for a day. You could have easily fried your phone.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Good onya'...

    that could have been a disaster for you and your iPhone! Did you have it in a "case" or possibly a screen protector? I'm thinking about getting a "lanyard" on mine somehow! :cool:
  4. mingenyx macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2007
    that is scary, did u drop it in snow or water sorry didnt get it clear.

    if its snow it should be fine, dont ask why but i threw my old iphone in snow about 4 times and buried itabout 3 times it still worked didnt let it dry and pluged itin etc everything worked.

    good to hear everythings fine though.
  5. oseary macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Columbia, MO
    Yea, as soon as I saw snow, I went, "oh no..." Glad it's running good though, you're a lucky one. :)

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