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  • iPhone 3GS . . . Waterproof?! No Way!


    Apple apparently forgot to introduce another fancy new feature of the iPhone 3GS besides the 'oleophobic' finish, iPhone 3GS is waterproof as well, wait what?!

    A youtube user named KhenaKara took his brand new iPhone 3GS on video recording trip by the pool side and while shooting, it accidently fell into the pool. To his surprise, nothing happened to the phone at all . . . The phone was still recording and worked perfectly as usual. Though the phone had a rubber case around, there was no other kind of waterproof protection on it!

    Even after that incident, his iPhone works regularly. However, he lost his warranty, which might trouble him in the long run.

    [KhenaKara via CNet]

    P.S. Folks don't try this at home. The iPhone is definitely not supposed do it
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3GS . . . Waterproof?! No Way! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 74 Comments
    1. Manicc's Avatar
      Manicc -
      Hahahah Thats soooo funny
    1. isanta's Avatar
      isanta -
      guy lucky it still works.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      I've had my 2G with an OtterBox case fall in the bud bowl and quickly got it out clean as a whistle blowed it asap with np yet
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Some waterproof cameras with similar shapes.

      [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Stylus-Waterproof-2-5-inch-Black/dp/B001P06Q0C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1246139551&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Olympus Stylus 550WP 10MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Black): Electronics[/ame]

      and

      [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-Waterproof-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B0019V2CR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1246139518&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom (Ocean Blue): Electronics[/ame]


      With some water distortion of shape it could be lol.

      Sucks for that to happen. But did you notice the guy in the float chair, who was already in the water, didn't even get up lol.
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      sorry to say that the otterbox for the 3G is only water resistant and not waterproof like the one they made for the 2G

      I would have been all over the otterbox 3G case but i dont like the protective screen they use. Lots of people complained about bubbles. (yeh i know you can open it up and fix it)
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Hahaha I'm sorry but if I was there I would have laughed even harder. That is what you get when you put an expensive electronic device over water.
    1. XChrisX's Avatar
      XChrisX -
      This video has got to be totally fake. When his phone is completely submerged in water you can hear him speaking loud and clear. I doubt the mic on the 3gs is really that responsive.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by XChrisX View Post
      This video has got to be totally fake. When his phone is completely submerged in water you can hear him speaking loud and clear. I doubt the mic on the 3gs is really that responsive.
      No you cant. What is he saying so when its submerged?

      I had an old Nokia phone that when through the washing machine and the dryer and it worked. I dunno why your all so shocked that it worked after being under water for like 3 seconds.

      This vid shows an iPhone underwater for even longer.
      [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGp_ZcYyXmA&feature=related[/ame]
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Now that is crazy, wonder who convinced him to try it lol.
    1. vanik08's Avatar
      vanik08 -
      I don't get why he'd lie, i mean thats just pointless, but possible and highly unlickly in my opinion.
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      that kid is lucky!
    1. wareagle5693's Avatar
      wareagle5693 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      After a day of boating, I had my 3GS in my pocket (forgot it was in there), went in to the Chesapeake Bay to load my boat on my trailer and it was water logged. No cover on it either and it actually worked for a few minutes! It completely died shortly after that and Apple was kind enough to offer me another at full price. Lesson learned! So I bought a Otter Box case, now I'm good.
      Be careful. The Otter Box case doesn't protect it from water. Just dropping it.. trust me, my friend tried with one of his old iPhones and it killed the phone.
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      I was eating at goodwood bbq and there was a girl that worked as a waitress. well she bought a brand new 3gs and had it sitting on the counter when (you guessed it) a glass of lemonaid spilled on it! Was it water proff you ask, nope it trashed the phone. I dont know if she had a case on it or not? I'll ask then let u guys know!
    1. zatpgw's Avatar
      zatpgw -
      I wish. My 2G was in a ziplock bag that happened to get a little moisture in it and it's broken. It's on ebay for $10 if any of you repair gurus want a cheap toy.
    1. djmartox's Avatar
      djmartox -
      hahahahahahaaha that isnt true!!!!!!!! put it on 0:42 and w8 a little and you will see the cord of tha watter prof camera!!!!!!
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      WOW Ho pathetic, he disabled the comments for approval only so no one can say its fake,
    1. rickymrtn93's Avatar
      rickymrtn93 -
      Wow, that's really great to hear that, once upon a time my phone got wet in while I was in rain and i phone turned off. I was in a serious problem after that, now I would love to buy this waterproof phone. Can anyone tell me more about it's specifications?
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I would think this could possibly happen to a child , but nobody can be that dumb or drunk to just drop his $600 phone in the water unless somebody threw him in or he tripped , which didint look like that was the case .
    1. XChrisX's Avatar
      XChrisX -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      No you cant. What is he saying so when its submerged?

      I had an old Nokia phone that when through the washing machine and the dryer and it worked. I dunno why your all so shocked that it worked after being under water for like 3 seconds.

      This vid shows an iPhone underwater for even longer.
      YouTube - iPhone 3G water test.......
      I stand corrected sir, however the video still looks fake.
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      LMAO!!! i bet his heart dropped for a second