But it seems that Apple iPhone users also got trolled by the people at 4Chan. For the second time in a row. For context, in 2013, 4Chan had convinced some iPhone users that with the iOS 7 update the smartphone was basically waterproof, which was a smart prank to play since there were already a bunch of Android devices with waterproof features available in the market.
The 'feature' called Apple Wave said the trolls at 4Chan, was a super-fast way of charging your iOS 8 device. Except of course that it's not.
You can see from the picture of the ad that they've followed the Apple format to the hilt and even though it sounds ridiculous as an idea, this is what probably what fooled a lot of people.
Some users who did find this unfortunate feature ended up microwaving their new iPhones and are now cursing the world. Take a look at some of those tweets:
— soefira (@soefira) September 22, 2014
Anyone naive enough to put their phone in a microwave to "charge it," deserves whatever happens to them. pic.twitter.com/dATWNCBcXE
— Carmela & The Beast (@CarmelaMarciano) September 19, 2014
Of course there were others who were tweeting about how cool the feature was and they couldn't wait to try it. It's hard to say whether these people were being genuine or were just trying to cause some havoc in the lives of Apple fans. Check out these tweets, though we have to admit that the first one is clearly a fake. He did not such thing with his iPhone.
— Skinny (@ben_bruzz) September 22, 2014
I microwaved my ios8 iPhone and now my batteries at 500% #AppleWave
— brookelynne (@DORITOTACOS) September 20, 2014
One person might have claimed 500% battery re-charge but not everyone was going not to be fooled by the idea. As this tweet pointed out so wisely, the iPhone can never fit into a microwave oven. Yes, that is the pertinent problem in this hoax. Seriously how tiny is this person's microwave oven.
The #AppleWave hoax is so amazing! There's no way this phone could fit inside a microwave oven.
— Elliot Loh (@Loh) September 19, 2014
The joke might be funny, but seriously if you fall for it, your device will be a nice toasted crispy, and no longer an iPhone. To read more about actual iOS 8 features click here.
Updated Date: Sep 23, 2014 07:48:20 IST