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PopWrapped | Technology

iOS 8 Wave Hoax Leads To Users Destroying iPhones Via Microwave

Joe Callon | PopWrapped Author

Joe Callon

Updated 09/25/2014 5:22pm
iOS 8 Wave Hoax Leads To Users Destroying iPhones Via Microwave | Wave hoax
Media Courtesy of cnet.com
 
wave hoax Courtesy of cnet.com
Users over at 4chan have done it again, with a fake poster advertising the 'Wave' feature of iOS 8. The completely false

 

advert allegedly states that users can now charge their devices by putting them in a microwave. Surely no one will fall for that.....right? The internet has been inundated with stories of iOS devices being put into microwaves in order to test out this new 'feature', after a fairly convincing poster began spreading like wildfire throughout social media. Made to look like a genuine Apple ad, the poster talks some nonsensical science in order to trick users into placing their devices into microwaves, which apparently causes a chemical reaction that charges up the battery.
wave hoax Courtesy of independent.co.uk
Hey, at least they give you some warning, as the poster states: "Do not Wave-charge for more than 300 seconds." So as long you keep it in there for under five minutes, you're golden.....right? Nope. Plenty of iDevice owners have flocked to Twitter to show off their destroyed phone, wanting someone's blood for setting fire to their device. This also isn't the first time that 4chan have created mass hysteria with a fake iPhone feature. Several years ago, a poster circulated that stated that the new devices were waterproof. It's safe to say that resulted in many sealed bags of rice later that night. Did you fall for this? Or did you even have the slightest desire to blast your phone? Let us know!

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