Crappy situation - Lost iPhone found clogging a toilet a decade later

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in iPhone edited February 28
Strange banging from the bathroom pipes led a Maryland resident to find her lost 2012 iPhone clogging her toilet.

Source: Becki Beckmann
Source: Becki Beckmann


Toilets and iPhones have gone together right from the start, with all users getting that sinking feeling as their phone goes underwater. Or almost all users.

According to the US edition of The Sun newspaper, Maryland resident Becki Beckmann did not notice when it happened to her. On the night of Halloween, 2012, Beckmann's iPhone just seemed to go missing.

"It was mysterious, but it was gone." Ultimately, she said she'd had no choice and had, "replaced it, moved on, whatever."

Ten years later, Beckmann and her husband began hearing a "banging sound" when they would flush the toilet. "Initially we blamed it on the toilet being old," she said, "or the house construction being terrible."

Beckmann's husband took a plunger to the toilet - and out came the iPhone. It's not reported what model the phone was, but images appear to show an iPhone 4s.

Source: Becki Beckmann
Source: Becki Beckmann


The images also show that the iPhone has suffered damage over its ten years in the pipes. Surprisingly, the front glass is intact, but the rear has started to break away from the phone.

It's not known whether Beckmann has tried to power it up. Given the condition of the back glass, it seems like a bad idea.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    Well that is a bit of bummer.

    Surprised the metal has not started to corrode after 10 years from the "acid" rain.


    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 6
    How does she lose and iPhone in a toilet. That’s just a mystery in itself. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    My Android loving friends have always refused to come join me in the AppleVerse but I ain’t showing them this article coz they will only say it confirms what they’ve always said… That iPhones are shit! (P.S., I’d kill 2 protect my Apple tech and willingly fight any folks dumb enough to attack my beloved AppleVerse…).
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,798member
    I want to know how they used a plunger to get it out.  Did they remove the toilet from the floor and it was stuck in the curved trap area? Plungers usually push stuff further down the pipes…
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    maltzmaltz Posts: 350member
    chadbag said:
    I want to know how they used a plunger to get it out.  Did they remove the toilet from the floor and it was stuck in the curved trap area? Plungers usually push stuff further down the pipes…

    The trap in a toilet is in the toilet itself, not below it like a shower.  The bowl and the water in it actually consists of the front part of the trap.  It's probably been lurking just out of sight behind the bottom of the bowl all these years, and the plunger's push-pull action pulled it forward just enough it to make an appearance.  I imagine it would have been easily reachable all this time if someone had thought to glove-up and go after it.  lol
    shaminothtStrangeDayswatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 6 of 6
    zeus423zeus423 Posts: 172member
    The real story would have been if it still worked 10 years later!
    watto_cobra
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