Do NOT Try to Charge your iPhone in a Microwave - 'Wave' iOS8 Hoax
OutlineViral message claims that new 'Wave' technology that comes with Apple's iOS8 allows you to wirelessly charge your iPhone by placing it in a household microwave for a minute and a half.
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Brief AnalysisThe message is just a nasty hoax. iOS8 certainly does not include technology that allows you to charge your iPhone in a microwave. The message is not from Apple. In fact, putting your iPhone in a microwave oven will destroy it.
Message Claims iOS8 iPhones Can be Charged in Microwave Oven
According to the message, which appears to be an official Apple advertisement, exclusive 'Wave' technology built into iOS8 allows your device to be charged wirelessly through microwave frequencies. Supposedly, 'Wave' will be automatically activated as soon as you install iOS8 and you can then charge your iPhone battery by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half.
Do NOT do This - Message is a Hoax
In fact, microwaving your iPhone as described will damage it beyond repair. It may also damage your microwave. The message is obviously just a nasty prank designed to trick gullible recipients into 'bricking' their devices.
As noted, the majority of users would quickly realize that the message is a prank. However, a few, less tech savvy, users will likely go ahead and try to charge their iPhones via a microwave.
Message is an Updated Version of an Older Hoax
Many recipients may view the message is just a rather amusing meme. But, before you share it, you should keep in mind that at least a few people will likely take the message seriously and destroy their phones as a result.
Last updated: September 19, 2014
First published: September 19, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen