Kroll Ontrack engineer, Michael Chiswick said the company sees a lot of iPhones that have been dropped in water or the sea. "There tends to be a booting problem with iOS, which gets corrupted and doesn't boot correctly." This means the user is unable to connect to iTunes.
With water damage, he said iPhones are not splash proof. "They get damaged internally and it is not a straightforward to remove the battery."
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