Please Don’t Microwave Your iPhone 6

Remember last year when a fake ad claimed that upgrading to iOS 7 would introduce a feature that would make your iPhone waterproof? Well, probably not because it was a 4chan hoax. Some people inexplicably fell for that and ruined their iPhones but I wouldn’t say that they didn’t have it coming out of sheer stupidity.

This year, those same folks from 4chan are back with a new fake ad that claims that an iOS 8 upgrade introduces the ability to charge your iPhone in the microwave.

The faux technology is called Wave. The ad claims that you can “wave-charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half.” Of course, most people know that putting metal in a microwave is a good way to ruin your microwave. It will also flash fry your iPhone into oblivion if you try it.

And just like some people tried testing out how waterproof their iOS 7 devices were, this image compiled over on /r/Technology suggests that some people may have been fooled into microwaving their phone. Just because wireless charging exists doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be hyped to be the greatest revolution in mobile phone technology ever by the media if it was on the iPhone.

Long story short, don’t microwave your iPhone. I hope if you’re reading this that you haven’t tried it. If you have… Jesus….

Here’s the ad if you want to have a laugh:

Sources: Digital Trends, /r/Technology


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on September 23, 2014, in Tech and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The fact that we have to write posts like this makes me both laugh really hard and also cry on the inside at the same time…


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