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iPhone 11 Pro survives a month at the bottom of a frozen lake

Iphone 11 Pro Lake
Iphone 11 Pro Lake (Image credit: CTV News)

What you need to know

  • An iPhone 11 Pro has survived a 30-day dive into a frozen lake in Canada.
  • The iPhone came out unharmed and worked perfectly.

An iPhone 11 Pro has survived a month at the bottom of a frozen lake in Canada.

As reported by CTV News (via 9to5Mac), Angie Carriere was celebrating her 50th birthday ice fishing in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan. Funnily enough, she was just telling her daughter to be careful with her phone when she accidentally dropped hers into the lake.

"I had the phone on my knee, the tend blows up, I go to grab the tend and down there it goes," told Angie Carriere to CTV News.She said that before her iPhone dropped in the lake, she was telling her daughter to be careful with her own phone. Although 30 days had passed, Angie still wanted to retrieve her iPhone so that she could at least try to get replaced by Apple.She went back to Waskesiu Lake, and after two hours with a fishing hook with magnets, she was able to retrieve her phone. After taking it home, she then charged the iPhone 11 Pro, and by surprise, it was working perfectly fine.

Carriere says that "there's nothing on the phone that doesn't work. It's amazing."

The iPhone 11 Pro has IP68 water and dust-resistance certification which means it should be able to withstand a dunk in the water for up to 2 meters down for 30 minutes. It is not, however, technically supposed to survive a month-long residence at the bottom of a frozen lake.

If you plan to take your new iPhone 12 into the water, check out our list of the Best iPhone 12 Waterproof Cases 2021.

Thankfully for Carriere, her iPhone 11 Pro pulled off something much more impressive than what is advertised.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.