The :iPhone Shower" meme is back after a year of silence on Twitter. The popular hashtag ended up as the top trending meme worldwide. The lesson of the event is: don't bring your iPhone in the shower.
For many fans, the "iPhone Shower" meme is a gentle reminder that the said Apple devices are not completely waterproof. Japanese voice actress Moeka Koizumi proved this point after she tried "showering her iPhone."
The meme originated in February 2021. However, without a clear explanation, the meme resurfaced on Thursday. It ended up as the number one technology topic in Japan and the 13th trending topic on global searches, per Apple Insider.
iPhone Shower Japan Meme
The "iPhone Shower" meme started after Koizumi tweeted having problems with her iPhone last February 2021. The tweet included a blurry picture taken by the device. Koizumi explained that the cameras had fogged up and its FaceID had stopped working. The issues came up after Koizumi showered with her iPhone to clean it.
これ修理出さんと治らんやつ？— 小泉萌香◯◇𝒉𝒂𝒓𝕞𝕠𝕖 (@k_moeka_) February 7, 2021
Koizumi's fans acted fast with the revelation. They retweeted her post until it ended up as a new meme. Eventually, others began drawing characters voiced by the actress who showered their own iPhones. The art ranged from series like "Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight" to "Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club."
When the meme resurfaced on Thursday, Nijigasaki Perfect Fans Paradise quickly caught up with the news.
The time has cometh👑— Nijigasaki Perfect Fans Paradise (@niji_fans_para) January 13, 2022
No.1: iPhone Shower pic.twitter.com/uqQMw7TdpP
According to Nijigasaki Perfect Fans Paradise, Kaorin is interested in fan reaction over "iPhone Shower" memes.
What happens whenever Kaorin talks about Moepi and iPhone Shower on her livestream shows👇— Nijigasaki Perfect Fans Paradise (@niji_fans_para) January 13, 2022
Kaorin: Iphone Shower is trending again? Let's watch and see how far it will go this time. pic.twitter.com/wMyY2WyrPZ
One fan pointed out the "iPhone Shower" is a repeating trending topic.
Another fan noticed it hasn't even been a year since the trend first emerged.
It hasn't even been a year since the Iphone Shower incident? It feels like ancient lore to me already.— FedeX23 || Symphogear Brainrot (@Fede_X23) January 13, 2022
The sudden reappearance of "iPhone Shower" caused others to think Koizumi showered a new iPhone.
For a sec I thought Moepii did shower ANOTHER iphone 😔 https://t.co/DDOtSL2zUt— 𝓚𝓪𝓼 @CYR 🧡💙💖 (@Kasderan) January 13, 2022
Unfortunately for Koizumi, the meme is still standing strong in 2022.
She'll never live it down, iPhone shower of 2022👏 https://t.co/Xxa6fOAux1— Mai🏴☠️ (@maikurowevu) January 13, 2022
As expected, given the huge attention it has garnered recently, the "iPhone Shower" trend topped the technology searches.
iPhone shower strikes again, now in 2022, OH MY GOD.— Joao🎙⚡❤ (@Joao_Plo) January 13, 2022
Save yourself if who you can.
Oh Kaori is going to be in trouble tomorrow 😂😂😂😂. Thanks for bringing back the iPhone shower again😂😂😂 iPhone shower senpai is going to have a difficulty Day tomorrow 🤣— mingwei (@mingweifoo) January 13, 2022
iPhone Shower Meme: Is the Apple Device Waterproof?
It is worth noting that iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 have IP68 ratings, which means they can be submerged underwater up to six meters for 30 minutes. This makes the iPhones water-resistant.
However, users should be warned that this rating does not apply to showers. This is because showers produce steam and high-pressure particulate that can seep through the iPhone.
The problem is especially obvious for iPhones that might have been dropped or damaged in the past. Water droplets can enter through minor cracks and tears on the device. Eventually, it will accumulate on the hardware, which causes fogged-up images. If the problem is not properly addressed, it can permanently damage the iPhone.
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