The incident came to light when app developer Frederik Riedell posted about it on Twitter. As per the post, Riedell’s friend dropped his iPhone 12 Pro in the canal in Berlin, which disappeared in the mud and despite wading through 3 feet deep water was not able to find it.
The duo then apparently “built” a magnetic fishing rod which stuck to the magnets placed on the back of the iPhone 12 Pro.
Yes, really. And it still works. https://t.co/gVNiLQhhpI
— Frederik Riedel 🐻❄️ (@frederikRiedel) 1622336437000
He also posted a couple of pictures that do give a fair amount of idea of what was happening at the place of the incident.
In his last tweet about the incident, Riedell mentioned that it was pulled to the surface at approximately 3am, which was after a significant number of hours and was found to be in a working condition and with an almost full battery.
would’ve never thought that we could recover it from the canal. turns out, the new iPhones have built-in canal-reco… https://t.co/toHYrcld91
— Frederik Riedel 🐻❄️ (@frederikRiedel) 1622369615000
Often, we have heard stories about an iPhone exhibiting its survival skills in extreme conditions, but this is a first for sure. The MagSafe support comes in all the iPhone 12 series devices and at the time of their launch, the company even launched MagSafe accessories.
MagSafe features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil, optimised for alignment and efficiency. MagSafe chargers efficiently provide up to 15W of power while still accommodating existing Qi-enabled devices.