The iPhone apparently has more than just water resistance, as one survived a brief and accidental dip into boiling oil, as shown by a viral TikTok video.
Malaysian cook, Zaiem posted a TikTok video in which he explained to viewers how to tell when deep-fried chicken has been cooked and is ready to remove from the oil. However, an unknown iPhone model accidentally falls into the boiling oil during recording.
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The iPhone continues to record as it boils for roughly 12 seconds before getting rescued. Then, with it covered in oil, the video shows Zaiem carrying it away to clean it.
The video then cuts to a clip at a different time where the recording is clear once again, showing Zaiem and another person showing amazement that the iPhone still works. In the end, text over the video gives thanks to the iPhone.
Of course, there's no way to tell if it's the same iPhone at the end, although the recording didn't cut away while it was submerged. It's an interesting video nonetheless and a testament to the durability of iPhones.
Most iPhones have an IP68 rating, meaning they are dust-tight and can survive immersion in water to a depth of three feet or more. However, the IP code does have supplementary letters for additional protection, such as "F" for oil resistance — and there is no F-rating for the iPhone.
Obviously, we don't recommend trying this at home. Apple doesn't either, as the oil at probably about 400 degrees Fahrenheit vastly exceeds the recommended temperature bands for use.