Posting because I'm mostly looking for feedback and insight. Well, so it happened to me for the first time. My iPhone got accidentally dropped in the pool. I thought it'd be fine given I have gotten it wet before and has fallen to the sink on more than one occasion (yes clumsy). However, this time it did not survive. Back camera lens got water vapor and after 5 minutes the entire top part became hot. Flash wouldn't work. I turned it off. Then that's when the fun started, the phone got really hot. After like an hour it got back down to ambient and I put it in rice. I did not put it before because the heat being thrown off from the back side could accumulate and spark a battery fire due to overheating; I had to wait. Move forward 16 hours and I charged it for 5 minutes to find no lights in the screen and it won't turn on. Yes I did realize after a few hours that the seals of the water proofing of the iPhone will weaken over So, that said, what are my options? Yes, besides the obvious of buying a new iPhone. I have complete backup as my iPhone does backups every night via iCloud, so I'm not worrying about data loss. There are some pictures from that day that I'd like to possibly rescue, not sure (I highly doubt it) it's possible. Perhaps some poster here knows if there's a way? Also, as per repairing my 7, it's OOW which means, it'll be pricey. Still cheaper than a new phone, but given that I was eyeing an iPhone Xs, not sure. My 7 did everything I needed which is why I never considered upgrading initially when the Xs was announced.