A dangerous iPhone hoax has surfaced online that claims that a latest update to iOS 8-Wave, allows users to charge their Apple phones within 60 seconds by putting it in a microwave.
The latest attempt at trolling Apple users is a well- fabricated lie.
Many seem to have fallen for it as the iOS 8 update hoax was made to look as real as an official Apple advertisement, complete with the copyright symbol at the bottom and perfect fonts, stated a CBS report.
The image appears convincing because it uses what fiction-writer Terry Goodkind calls the "Wizard's First Rule": People are easily fooled into believing what they want or fear to be true. In this case, it looks too good to be true, and it is, stated the Inquisitr report.
The hoax iOS 8 update ad stated: "Wave is our latest and greatest addition to iOS8. Wave allows your device to be charged wirelessly through microwave frequencies. Wave can be used to quickly charge your device's battery using any standard household microwave."
The advertisement also carries instructions to charge the iPhone for 60 seconds at 700W or 70 seconds at 800W. It even warns one "not wave-charge for over 300 seconds."
"Wave will become automatically activated when you update to iOS8. You can now wave-charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half."
However the truth was revealed on Twitter when many people posted images of their burnt phones to show what happens if one tries to charge an iPhone in a microwave.
And someone tried iOS8 Wave at home after being warned, smh pic.twitter.com/kefz7EvwDX
— ⚡SamsungGalaxyMod⚡ (@SamsungGalaxyMD) September 18, 2014
Here is a video that shows how one can destroy iPhone by putting it in microwave.
Back in 2013, following the iOS 7 update release pranksters had tricked many iPhone users into thinking the software upgrade had made their phones waterproof.
The widely circulated hoax stated that the iOS 7 had a "smart-switch" that automatically protected the iPhone's "delicate circuitry ... it will shut off the phone's power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage".
The prank is believed to have originated from the controversial internet forum 4Chan,The Guardian had reported.