If you fall for this hoax, you could blow up your iPhone or iPad

If you fall for this hoax, you could blow up your iPhone or iPad
A feature that purportedly allows wireless charging on iOS 8, is a hoax. Following directions sent via a tweet, could lead to the destruction of your iDevice and could be harmful to your health. The alleged feature is called Wave and claims to be Apple's "latest and greatest addition to iOS 8." According to the tweet, Wave allows you to charge your device using microwave frequencies. The promotional material for Wave says that you could use any household microwave appliance to run the program.

According to the tweet, Wave becomes active once you update to the latest iOS version. As for the instructions, it says that users can recharge their device by popping it into the microwave oven for 60 seconds at 700w, or for 70 seconds at 800w. The directions add that users should not Wave-charge for over 300 seconds.

Do not follow the directions on the tweet. Obviously, this is a fake; those who do bombard their iPhone or iPad with microwaves by sticking it in an oven will not only destroy the device, but could also start a fire or cause an explosion.



Thanks for the tip, Suzanne!

source: Independent

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103 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Like how iphone users need to be told that this is fake

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

http://cheezburger.com/316165 Because most iUsers are stupid.

83. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Most people are stupid. Stupidity doesnt relate to which brand of phone you use. If you believe it does then please refer back to my first sentence.

87. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

Patently false. On average, people are of average intelligence.

95. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Its a shame more of those people dont post comments

89. DaMaster

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Actually no , if you like IPhones and fall for the advertisements like "60% more battery life" and ultimately still buy the phone even thought its the same as the iPhone 5 with a larger screen and allow them to charge you crazy amounts of money for more memory then yea they are stupid. , Then you fall for the camera comparisons on youtube and don't realize why pictures and video look similar then you are stupid and are likely to fall for the microwave trick.

100. ShaPeShifter

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

@supermariobro nope it clearly does. Cause most of the time iusers are yapping about the simplicity of the ios.

103. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs There is a fine line between being intelligent and having common sense. Most often, people can have both. Yet, there are those that cannot. Most of the intelligent people I know, have their mentality intact and know exactly what they want and need. Others I know, are extremely street smart and don't usually fall prey to scams. Those that fall for sale pitches, is because of a degree of ignorance. Most people with common sense are generally cognitive of reality more than intelligent people. I argue that trends causing feeding frenzies are propelled by intelligent individuals with no common sense, that get caught up in hype while the common sense individuals sit back and avoid caos. Apple has targeted its marketing towards the percentile that may need guidance(B personalities) ). Not all fall into this category but most do. Apple has succesfully hooked onto these individuals. They

104. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

don't mind having others tell them what they need or want. Or what they can do or can't do. Apple is the mother figure for many of the Apple fans. John B.

16. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This proves how smart iFans are. Lolz they have no brain and just follow their Apple God :p

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh please, because 1 iPhone user does it, ALL iPhone users are stupid? The average iPhone user has a higher IQ than an Android user. Ofcourse it's funny as hell if someone falls for it, but it doesn't mean all would.

20. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

[citation needed]

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5676; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He's probably right The iPhone costs far more than average Android phone Especially since low/mid priced Androids are really popular Typically richer people have higher IQ But of course its not always the case, hence why stuff like this happens

29. infinitymurano2012

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

iPhone sales have always outnumbered Samsung Galaxy phones sales, and why is that? Well now if an average android user possessed a bit of knowledge of the world around his/herself and had an IQ more than that of a lamb, he/she would have heard about Occam's razor, which says in event of facing two equally possible solutions for a problem, the simplest one is most likely the true one. Applying that to this case, we see iPhone is selling well simply because it is superior in terms of everything a normal daily use cares about compared to cheap plastic android phones (set aside HTC one whose sale isn't even comparable to a single iPhone generation). Sadly, it is something androcolouses dont understand, thats why they are so butheart that they spend half a day just commenting under every apple articles, showing their buthurtness and trying to convince themselves that they have made the right choice by going android while apple is clearly winning the competition.Its alright though, being an androcolous is not a crime, its simply an illness which needs to be cured :D

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh please, like every intelligent being must have heard of Occam's razor. You forgot to mention the fact, also a very simple one, is that people either choose iOS or Android (and a few WP & BB) but when it comes to iOS there is only one choice. When it comes to Android, there are many flagships to choose from. That's why the iPhone outsells a Galaxy. So keep your so called superiority to yourself. A normal user cares about a lot things, some can find it in iOS some in Android. It's something you obviously fail to understand or acknowlegde. Being the pretentious smuck that you are and convincing yourself that you choose the superior phone which makes you feel superior.

37. wilsong17 unregistered

Like wise you are misinformed but that is none of my business. ..http://www.androidauthority.com/state-smartphone-industry-2014-527300/ Stop being in denial

61. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I already posted that Apple is yesterdays news, Now Samsung is todays news and China will be tomorrows news where Smartphones are concerned. Watch Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo overtake the present leaders. Apple is only popular in the media and it is just because western writers are infatuated with the first Iphones and continued to do so.

40. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Somebody just started taking Philosophy 101!

46. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Apple have never outnumbered Samsung in total Galaxy phone sales because it only outnumbered the flagship alone and this is because Samsung has a variety to choose from and not everyone is going to buy the S5 so the sales is spread out for Samsung phones which in total sold many times more than apple. Not only are Iphans IQ lower than android but they are also dumber. Apple is not selling because its superior but because its an American Icon and most Americans buy it for patriotism while some buy it for hype .

96. Sreddy unregistered

i think you didnt see the line they made in Japan for the new iphones lol..

47. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

This post is filled with so much BS it's funny. Your use of Occam's razor is built around an assumption. That's an entirely brilliant logic flaw.

92. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, to get technical, all logic is based on assumption.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's assuming that your theory is the most likely, which it is not. Simply looking at something like the Billboard charts clearly shows that sales numbers are not related to quality. Which makes it more likely that, due to human nature (which is a major constant), people tend to follow the leader to fit in, be like friends. BTW, I generally test in the mid 130s to low 140s in IQ tests, and I'm in the top 10% of individual earners in the US. Never had an iPhone, and I'm getting ready to pay full retail for my next phone, most likely the Note 4. I have no interest in an iPhone.

64. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

First of all please don't act like you are so smart and above everybody. Second this does not apply to the iPhone simply because occam razor is assumption. The one with the least assumptions is the better solution. Which brings me to the point, prove to me that iPhone has less assumptions than an android (even though I'm not even sure what are you going to assume)

94. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Occam has also been deemed controversial due to assumptions. When should never assume. His theories were feared to be misused in debates which need absolute truth. You fell into the point of this controversy by misusing facts to prop up relevance in superiority while forgetting about personal taste which negates superiority in this case. No mention of Galaxy phones was mentioned in the thread you answered to. The above post was based on the Android ecosystem. To take your definition of Occam's Razor to this debate, the simplest solution would to look at marketshare dominance. This equates to most preferred. Superiority now becomes subjective; not objective. You have in essence, tried to propogate numbers to manipulate the basic argument. You are the perfect Apple customer. John B.

52. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Not true at all. So much stupid... I can't... *gasp*

101. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Since when does wealth have anything to do with intelligence?

102. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

So I questioned my 11 year old who has an iPhone if she would like to try this new iWave feature that came with her IOS 8 upgrade (Didnt' tell her it was a hoax). She immediately said no way and said I would like to see a video of that! So apparently even my child is smart enough to know that this is stupid!!!!

24. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is the typical narrowminded/ignorant view of iDiots. Average iphone user has a higher iq than an (average) android user. False. Anyone that buys inferior hardware, is gullible to marketing, and bends to fashion trends has a medium to low level of cognitive/logic ability. If the data pulled from whatever stats(if any) that claims iphone has a higher iq, and sampled it at mode average above 115, android would win. Android sells devices at bargain prices aswell, accounting for the drawback, and calling an iphone user iq of average 105(*) as higher than an android average is the same clustering illusion (statistical delusion) that flies over every iphone simpleton's head. Tl;dr iDiots cant be expected to understand statistics when they cant even undestand technology. *not going to bother looking up flawed statistics.

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh please, I'm an Android user and lover. But with a 85% marketshare, chances are there are a lot less smart people buying it. So you can call me iDiots, I don't even own an iOS device, nor will I ever. Also less techsavvy doesn't mean less intelligent. My father who is a 75 y/o retired math teacher with an IQ of 150 has an iPhone 4s (which I gave him) and he can use it for the most part. But before that he had an Android, always accidentally removing the time widget and using about 5% of what the phone could do. So what is the smarter phone for him? Also the hardware is hardly inferior, they might not have higher clocked cpu's with more cores, that thing is hardly inferior. Only looking at Ghz and cores is plain stupid.

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