So my phone ironically did not die a water death. After the autopsy was performed the Genius said, “the liquid sensors did not activate, so I do not have any evidence to write that it was damaged by water other than your word.” Great news, right?!
Well, no, because in my attempt to dry it out, rice got lodged in the charging port. When I dislodged the rice, it took with it one of the pins in the port. So, unfortunately my phone still suffered physical damage, thus not covered under 90 Day Apple Care. Wah, Wah.
Officially death by rice, not by water.