Monday, September 22, 2014

Doofus Of The Day #789

Today's award is jointly and severally conferred upon all the idiots who fell for the so-called 'iPhone Wave hoax'.  Britain's Independent newspaper reports:

A fake advert has [been] circulating on Twitter claiming that users of iOS 8 can charge their iPhones by putting them in the microwave, has been spotted as an obvious hoax.

The so-called “Wave” technology is touted as Apple’s “latest and greatest addition to iOS8” and supposedly allows devices to be charged wirelessly though microwave frequencies.

It is not the first time the Wave hoax has surfaced at the launch of a new operating system or phone. Previous pranks on past releases have included claims that the iPhone was waterproof.

Pictures have followed the advert that (also fake) showing the outcome of attempting to charge your phone in the microwave.

There's more at the link.

Next they'll be telling users to launder their iPhones if they get sweaty . . . and I bet some of 'em would do it, too!


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