One of the worst droughts in Taiwan in the past 50 years is currently occurring. But for one man, who was able to find his iPhone 11 Pro Max that he had lost in a lake a year earlier, the drought turned out to be good fortune.
According to Taiwan News, a guy by the name of Chen was successful in retrieving his iPhone 11 Pro Max from Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. When Chen and a friend went canoeing in March 2020, Chen accidentally dropped his iPhone in the water. After falling into the water several times, Chen dropped his iPhone into the lake despite having it wrapped in a pouch and hanging around his neck.
In April 2021, Taiwan has experienced the worst drought in more than 50 years. However, the water dried up due to the drought, and the locals were able to locate the man’s iPhone 11 Pro Max. His phone was still in the pouch, but it was now full with sand.
Curiously, when Chen charged his iPhone, he discovered that it was operating without a hitch. “I can only say that the waterproof iPhone case is fantastic. It doesn’t contain any water, Chen declared in a statement to Taiwan News. “I’m very relieved to have found my iPhone again after losing it for so long.”
A similar story of a woman recovering her iPhone 11 from a deep-freezing lake in Canada was reported a few weeks ago. Although Apple doesn’t tout its smartphone to be one of the toughest phones in the world, we have seen stories of an iPhone surviving a fall from the plane, and an iPhone surviving the extreme Icelandic weather.
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