iPhone 11 Pro Survives a Month at the Bottom of a Frozen Lake

It seems like the smartphone went into full hibernation mode.
Fabienne Lang
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Most lakes don't completely freeze all the way through over winter, but they don't make for a relaxing hang out spot, either. To its owner's surprise, an iPhone 11 Pro survived 30 days beneath a frozen lake's surface, and functioned absolutely normally once recovered. 

What are the odds? 

Speaking to news channel CTV, Canada resident Angie Carriere lost her smartphone during an ice fishing trip to Waskesiu Lake in Saskatchewan. Carriere never thought she'd see it again — let alone have it working perfectly after chilling out in sub-zero temperatures.

Not wanting to admit defeat, and after two failed retrieval missions, Carriere finally managed to spot and retrieve her iPhone 11 Pro from the icy waters of the lake. It was more of a challenge mission than a real bid to save her iPhone for future use. 

But, to Carriere's surprise, after using a magnet on the end of a fishing line to pull it out of the water, then charging her iPhone up, it worked as well as it ever had.

Is it all thanks to the iPhone 11 Pro's incredible capabilities? 

iPhone 11 Pro "most powerful smartphone"

The Apple smartphone came out in 2019, and as the electronics company states, both the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max "feature the toughest glass ever in a smartphone and are rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda."

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Sure, that's great, but Apple can now change that paragraph from 30 minutes to 30 days, and add ice-cold waters to its list of hardy survival tricks. 

Even if Apple didn't make these smartphones to survive in such astonishing environments, it does call them its "most powerful and advanced smartphones." We believe you, Apple, we really do. 

So if you happen to live somewhere that goes into deep freeze mode in winter, and like ice fishing, then look no further than the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.

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