Resurrecting the Apple iPhone 4S, Part 3: It’s gone

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After I found out that the initial 24-hour drying period hadn’t fixed my soaked Apple iPhone 4S, I took Reviveaphone’s advice and waited another day for the device to dry out.

When the iPhone still didn’t turn on, I decided to wait a few more days before I tried again. Although highly unlikely, it was certainly possible that some solution was overstaying its welcome inside the device.

Today is Thursday, exactly one week after the iPhone’s swim – and it still won’t turn on.

I’m not disappointed that my iPhone 4S is dead; I went into the test fully expecting that the kit wouldn’t work and I’d be out one iDevice. But that doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed in the company: Reviveaphone still hasn’t responded to my request for a comment regarding the blatant misinformation they list on their homepage, nor have they apologized that the kit didn’t work. In fact, I haven’t received any correspondence from the company since I asked for a review kit.

In other words, I told them that their kit didn’t work for me and that their site is a bit misleading to customers, and I have been ignored. And for that reason alone, I can’t recommend that anyone buy this kit.

I would’ve recommended the kit, despite my results, had Reviveaphone been more responsive to what I feel is a serious issue on their part. The company promises to reimburse your $25 if the kit doesn’t work; and it should be noted that many other publications have had success, so there’s really nothing to lose on that front. But based on their treatment of the situation I brought up to them, I can do nothing but write this final review to ask that you take your money elsewhere.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts