Do not attempt this!!
Putting your iPhone in the microwave will COOK IT and not charge it!
Apple urges callers not to fall for this convincing internet hoax. Too late for many.
Internet pranksters 4-Chan issued a fake advertisement following the release of Apple’s IOS 8 software.
The fake ad sparked a technological breakthrough allowing iPhone users to charge their phones in any household breakthrough.
Twitter lit up with posts by confused and outraged owners who fell for the hoax and set their phones on fire.
Apple is urging users not to fall for the trick warning ‘it will destroy your phone!’
Los Angeles police have also issued warnings about the hoax.
Fake advertisements claiming iPhones can be charged by putting them in the microwave have caught out unwary users whose phones have been set on fire or left a smoking ruin when they’ve tried it.
Apple has been frantically trying to hose down the ad by internet pranksters 4-Chan, Tweeting warnings that it is a hoax and asking followers to urgently retweet this message.
‘Heard of #applewave? IT’S A HOAX AND WILL DESTROY YOUR IPHONE,’ said a tweet from the Apple iOS Support account. ‘Please help spread the word.’
The warning came too late for many who fell for this convincing mock-up ad.
Posted originally by the notorious internet pranksters 4-Chan, the ‘IOS 8 exclusive’ Wave ad was designed to precisely mimic an update from Apple Inc following the release of their new software one week ago.
‘Wave allows your device to be charged wirelessly through microwave frequencies,’ the post read. ‘Wave can be used to quickly charge your device’s battery using any standard household microwave.’
It instructs users to ‘charge’ their phones for 60 second at 700 watts or 70 seconds at 800 watts, while warning, ‘Do not wave-charge for over 300 seconds’.
Gullible users took to their microwaves, and then to Twitter to show the results as a warning to other users by sharing images of smoking, cracked and flaming iPhones.
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